The Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Kogi State chapter, Comrade Ranti Ojo, has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ensure that the case of alleged rape against the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Abdumumini Danga, is not swept under the carpet.
He made the call during a peaceful protest in Lokoja tagged ‘say no to rape and all forms of gender based violence’, on Thursday.
He regretted that the Nigerian Police under the watch of Mohammed Adamu had failed to make open the outcome of its investigations, five months after the former ‘Miss Kogi’ made the allegations of rape that drew condemnation from the public.
While describing rape as a grievous offence and condemnable, said that no matter how highly placed the culprit could be in the society, he be made to face the wrath of the law if found guilty of the alleged offence.
“We are here to lend our voices against rape in Kogi State and Nigeria in general. Collectively, we must stop rape as it does not speak well of humanity and it was a sin against God.
“I’m calling on the government and institutions that are saddled with the responsibility to implement stiffer punishment against culprits that are involved in rape no matter their status in the society.
”In Kogi State, it was alleged that the Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdumumini Danga, raped a lady. Up till this moment, we have been kept in the dark.
“Let me make this passionate appeal to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu that the case must not be swept under the bridge or water.
“The IGP must investigate the case and come out with the outcome. If the commissioner is found wanting, he must face the full wrath of the law,” he appealed.