A 23-year-old widow allegedly raped by a police inspector for not wearing a face mask in Rivers State has alleged that she is being pressurised by some persons to drop her case.
Speaking in an interview, the woman insisted that she does not need any financial compensation but wants justice to prevail.
The mother of two explained that Inspector Peter Ibah, the alleged rapist policeman, alongside one other police officer admitted during the investigation that she was actually arrested for not wearing a face mask and taken to a hotel, instead of a police station.
She stated that contrary to information peddled around, she is not seeking for settlement but wants justice to be served.
“I want justice. I am still begging for justice to prevail. I have not abandoned any case and I don’t think I will ever do because I don’t need money,” the widow told the Punch.
“It’s not money I need, I need justice. I have gone to the police station to make a statement. Luckily, one of the police officers among the three especially the sergeant that arrested me has confessed that truly I was arrested over face mask and taken away by his boss.”
The widow also claimed that she is being stigmatised by some persons who had identified her, adding that there were people who disbelief her story.
Joseph Mukan, Commissioner of the Rivers State Police Command, had ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident, assuring that the widow would get justice.