The Nigeria Police Force has concluded plans to prosecute   Abdulmumuni Danga, the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, for allegedly raping and assaulting a beauty queen, identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi aged 23.

It was gathered that Danga, assaulted and raped Oyeniyi over a Facebook post

It was learned that on March 29, 2020,  Oyeniyi made a post on her Facebook page about Danga not taking care of his sibling, who happens to be her friend which did not go down well with the government official, after which he ordered his boys to look for her and beat her up.

The beauty queen in her statement said after she was beaten by the hoodlums, she was ordered to strip naked and tender an apology to the commissioner after which the commissioner took her to a hotel and raped her.

Newsnaija gathered that the commissioner would be prosecuted alongside with one Success Omadivi on seven counts bordering on rape, assault, and forgery before a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory.

The police in the charge sheet sighted by our source accused Danga of having sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.

The charges read in part, “That you, Abdulmumuni Danga, on March 29, 2020, in Lokoja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, had carnal knowledge of Elizabeth Oyeniyi without her consent, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(2)(3) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you, Abdulmumuni Danga, with other persons now at large, on March 29, 2020, at Lokoja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did falsify an audio recording purporting same to be the audio of Dr Chinonyerem Welle, Medical Director, Police Hospital, Area 1, Garki, Abuja, saying that she issued a medical report for the rape and assault of Elizabeth Onyeniyi unlawfully; thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 7 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you, Abdulmumuni Danga, Success Omadavi, with other persons now at large, on March 29, 2020, at Lokoja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did falsify an audio recording purporting same to be a lady talking to another female, saying that Elizabeth Onyeniyi confessed to her that she was not raped by the defendant, Abdulmumuni Danga, but that it was Natasha that asked her to say she was raped; thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 7 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.”

Justifying the transfer of the matter to Abuja, one of the officers that investigated the matter at the Gender Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Amaka Okoh, in an affidavit she signed and submitted to the court, stated that if the case was tried in Kogi State, there was a probability that Oyeniyi and other witnesses could be attacked by hoodlums who might want to skip the trial.