By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A 14 years old girl identified simply as Ejiro Iyedo, has been reportedly detained by the Police in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, after her mother reportedly informed them of her daughter’s rape.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the teanager who was allegedly rape by one 37 years old Rukevwe Mathew, had been detained by the police in Sapele.
Ejiro, a Senior Secondary School One student of a private school in Sapele was allegedly lured to a hotel (name withheld) at the Adegor off Adeniyi road area of the town by Rukevwe on the 17th of this month, where she was alleged to have been repeatedly raped by Rukevwe.
However, Rukevwe was said to have rushed the teenager to a private clinic along Atufe road, when he found out, the girl was bleeding and reportedly left her there”
A source who craved anonymity told our correspondent that “this Rukevwe took her to the hospital, paid upfront for her medical fee and abandoned her there and it was her parents who paid the balance of the hospital bills and reported the case to the Police”
Source said, “the police invited Rukevwe to the station “and the next thing we knew was that, Ejiro was been detained by the police and kept behind bars, Rukevwe is now walking the streets free, and as we speak, the girl is still being detained at the Sapele police station”
Ejiro’s mother was said to have stormed the police station, wailing and calling for her daughter’s release and justice, but the Divisional Police Officer, Akande Abubakar, was away on essential duty.
Attempt to confirm the story from the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowhakpoyeya, was not successful, as her numbers were not reachable.
Meanwhile, One For All, a human rights group, today, has sworn to stormed the Sapele police station on Monday to secure the release of Ejiro. The chairman of the group, Mr Tivere Akporota, who spoke to newsmen said “we learnt about the detention of Ejiro, who was raped and detained by the police, and I can assure you that we are storming the station for her release tomorrow Monday” he said.