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COVID-19 Curfew: Police Accused of Assault on Woman, Son In Warri

…They Entered My House, Pointed Gun at my 11 Years Old Son, Woman Laments

By: Iteveh Ekpokpobe

Police Officers in B Division Eboh Road, Warri, Delta State have been accused of physical and sexual assault of one Mrs Victory Rufus, yester-night, over curfew enforcement in Idama Road, Warri.

Recounting her ordeal, Mrs Rufus disclosed she was indoors with her 11 years old Son (name withheld), enjoying a home video when her generator set went off.

She said on getting out to know the reason behind the black out, she saw a crew of Policemen and local vigilantes making away with her generator set.

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According to her, one of the Policemen started flogging her for asking them why they put off her generator and were carrying it off.

It was in the heat of the incidence that she urged her son to call on her husband, an action which prompted some some of the vigilantes to push her and the son into their apartment.

Mrs Rufus said at it was at that point that a Policeman pointed a gun at her son which left him physically shaken, meanwhile the assault was still on.

The towel she was wrapped in fell off her waist, while the Policemen were still on their action.

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She also disclosed that she saw some of the Policemen and crew putting off the generator sets of her neighbours and other residents of the street.

As at the time of filing this report, the 11 years old boy, was still exhibiting tendencies of psychology trauma.

A lawyer and brother to the victim, Orezimena Ibu has described the incidence as reeking of abuse of power and indifference to the integrity of human right.

He said, they would stop at nothing until the assailants were apprehended and made to face the wrath of law.

When contacted, Delta State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said she was busy and could not talk.

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She however asked that a text message be sent to her phone, which was done.

However, at Press time, no further details were received from her.

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