THE Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has ordered investigation into alleged battering of Kogi beauty queen Elizabeth Oyeniyi by the state commissioner for water resources Abdumumuni Danga.
The victim, Elizabeth Oyeniyi while narrating her ordeal to Dorothy Njemanze Foundation said the commissioner abducted and battered her for advising him to be responsible to his family members.
Elizabeth, said when she saw photo of the commissioner distributing relief materials for Covid19, she make a post on social media asking him to lend helping hand to his (commissioner) sister who happened to be her friend.
“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 cloth and make a naked video of me which he threatened to circulate and he kept me in his Lokoja House asking me to make another post apologizing 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.”
Elizabeth said till now she is living in fear as she believed she might still be attack by the commissioner saying she demand justice.
However, in a swift reaction the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello
Bello has ordered accelerated investigation into the alleged battering of a beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi in the state by the commissioner for water resources,Abdumumini Danga.
In a statement issued on Thursday by the state commissioner information and communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo said that the governor was shocked on hearing the news and subsequently ordered a full scale investigation into the matter.
“The governor hereby assures both accuser and accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth will be uncovered and justice served as appropriate.” Fanwo stated.
The statement reads; “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.
The Kogi State Government reaffirms its unalloyed commitment to the protection of everyone from all forms of oppression, and will not tolerate violence against women or children under any form or guise.
We give our word that if these allegations are proven, everyone found culpable will be brought to justice