A beauty queen, Miss. Elizabeth Oyenibi, has narrated how Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumini Danga, allegedly abducted and raped her because of an advisory post on Facebook to the commissioner.
Oyenibi, in a trending video clip, said her ordeal began when she sent a post on Facebook, advising Danga to help his sister while in a position to help.
Her post reads: “Honourable Commissioner, Abdulmumuni Danga, your Kiddos D C Adoke Leash needs your help, you are in a right position to help, especially members of your family. Sorry charity begins at home.”
The post, according to Oyenibi, landed her into trouble.
She said: “On 29 March, the commissioner was shown my post and he ordered some boys to pick me and they took me and his sister from Okene to Lokoja (70km) and the commissioner personally flogged us.
“He tore my clothes and made a naked video of me which he threatened to circulate and he kept me in his Lokoja house, asking me to make another post apologising and countering my first post where I told him to assist his sister with the reference ‘charity begins at home’.
“He did not release me on that day but kept me in his house. In the night, he made sexual advances at me. And I allowed him to have sex with me because of fear and anxiety.
“He only took me back to Okene the second day because they have assignment in Okene.”
However, the Dorothy Njemanze Foundation said a coalition of human rights organisations had already taken up the case and would ensure justice for Oyenibi.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered an accelerated investigation into the allegations against Danga.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said in a statement on Thursday that Bello was shocked on hearing the news and subsequently ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.
Fanwo said the governor hereby assures both the accuser and the accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth would be uncovered and justice served as appropriate.
He said: “The attention of the Kogi State government has been drawn to the allegations of assault, battery and other serious crimes levied against Abdumumini Danga who is a serving commissioner in Kogi State.
“It is alleged that he is involved in the alleged abduction and assault of a woman which allegedly occurred in Lokoja recently.
“His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, who is an avowed advocate of the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens, and especially within the boundaries of our dear state, is shocked by these accusations.”