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Policemen assaulted me because I turned down their sexual advances – FUTA student alleges


FUTA student assulted by Ondo policemen

Miss Sheba Ogbu, a female student of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State has alleged that she was assaulted by some policemen because she turned down their sexual advances.

The FUTA undergraduate said she was coming from church when policemen in their patrol van accosted her.

She said the incident happened at about 9:30 pm on Monday along Oyemekun Road in Akure, the state capital.

Narrating the incident to Sahara reporters, Ogbu said they questioned her on where she was coming from, searched her bag and found nothing incriminating on her.

She said when they could not pin anything on her, the four security operatives asked her to follow them to a place where they would have sex with her.

Ogbu said she refused their advances and that was what infuriated the policemen, adding that they began to beat her and smashed her head on a stone.

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However, the Ondo State Police Command told The Punch that it had arrested one of its men, who allegedly beat and injured a female student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said the erring police officer had been arrested and would face trial.

Joseph, who declined to reveal the identity of the cop, however, explained that the matter involved two students, who were on a motorcycle and were drunk on Sunday night.

He said that the students refused to be checked by the policemen, who were on patrol.

He said, “The students were stopped by the policemen on patrol on Sunday night, and when they were asked to open the bag they held, they refused, that was what caused an argument between them, leading to one of them to slightly push the lady. But because the lady was drunk, she fell down and got injured.

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“In spite of that, as I am speaking with you now, the policeman in question has been arrested and will face trial today ( Tuesday). He would definitely be punished.”

WuzupNaija reports that a video of Ogbu with a bleeding face made the rounds on Tuesday.

In the 15-second video, the lady was seen with blood dripping from under face while she kept saying “look at my eyes”.

The clip also captured four policemen appearing unperturbed about the plight of the young lady.

In anther development social media activist, Olúyẹmí Fásípè confirmed that the commissioner of police told him that policemen confessed to pushing the victim which resulted in her wound and the drug was not found on the victim.

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“I met with the commissioner of @PoliceNG yesterday night for follow up, I was told the policemen confessed to pushing the victim which resulted to her wound & the drug was not found on the victim. The policemen have been arrested & subjected to disciplinary actions, he tweeted”