Flavour’s concert: No rape case in our command – Enugu Police


The Enugu State Police Command, Wednesday, dispelled reported rape of at least 20 ladies at a musical concert, which featured popstar, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour in the State.
The concert , which held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu on Saturday, ended with news circulating in the media that 20 ladies were raped.

However, spokesman of the Police in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu told DAILY POST that neither the State command headquarters nor any of its division had received report from any victim over the reported rape.

Amaraizu, who wondered how the news was generated, said mischief could not be ruled out as those behind it must have had the evil intention to cast put terror in the minds of the law abiding members of the public and also paint security operatives, the State Government and the organizers in bad light.

“There is no reported case anywhere in the Enugu State Police command. We don’t have any incident arising from that event; whoever that has any should come forward, and we will look at it.

“That event was organized by Flavour as a way of giving back to the society, because he grew up here in Enugu.

“We won’t want a situation where people sit down somewhere and manufacture stories because he who asserts must also prove.

“You even begin to ask yourself, those people that quoted number of the rape victims as 20, how they did do they counting? Does it mean they were following the rapists around the taking the data? Or the victims were assembled at one place and raped? Who are these victims?

“So, people cannot just sit down and say 1000 persons have been raped whereas there is no evidence to substantiate that. People are just abusing the social media because I understand that someone just tweeted it and it began to spread,” he stated.

While noting that “the handiwork of mischief makers cannot be ruled out”, the PPRO further stated that “these are people who are always there to cause panic in the minds of law-abiding residents of the State, to cause terror in the their mind and to rubish the good work being done by the security agents and the State Government.

“So, as far the command in concerned, we do not have any reported case of rape arising from that event or after the event. Any person who has any claim on the contrary should come up with it and we will take it up from there.

“It is quite lamentable and disgusting for people to wallow in such imagination and feed the public with it.”


Source link

More News

President Buhari to Embark on Eight-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia, Perform Umrah

On Tuesday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to perform...

Senator-Elect Yar’Adua Commits to Delivering Change for Katsina Central District

Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yar’Adua of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Katsina Central Senatorial District has vowed to deliver on his campaign promises to the...

Police Arrest Suspect in Brutal Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested Philibus Ibrahim, who allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area...

2023 Polls: Group warns Governor Matawalle over inciting comments, blaming Nigerian military

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), a Civil Society Organisation, has accused Governor Bello Matawalle of displaying undemocratic tendencies following his...