The FCT Police Command has commenced investigation into alleged attempted rape allegation against an officer attached to the command.
The victim, Miss Ugwoegbu F. Ugomwa, in a viral video accused a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jude Ifeanyi, attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the command of attempting to rape her in his office.
Reacting to the video, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to a video currently in circulation on some sections of social media.
“The video generated by one Miss Ugwoegbu F. Ugomwa alleged that she had been involved in some forms of physical violation by one Jude Ifeanyi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the FCT Police Command.”
She said, “Consequent upon the above, the command wishes to set the record straight by stating that facts surrounding the situation have not been fully gathered as of now. However, ongoing investigation suggests that both parties are most likely in some sort of erotic relationship and had gone out to drink and were highly spirited that evening.
“The alleged officer had promised to drop Miss Ugomwa off when he branched into the office to ease himself as the video insinuated. An argument ensued between both parties on the stairways resulting in physical struggles hence the rash pronouncements that were regrettably too late to be retracted.
“Furthermore, while an internal investigation for necessary disciplinary actions has been instituted against the erring officer, it is important to state that earlier that same day, Miss Ugomwa had been to the Command’s SCID where she had earlier reported a case of blackmail, threat, defamation of character and sexual harassment and sundry offenses against another person and had lauded the investigation approach of the officers. It is, however, disappointing to have seen the command dragged into their undefined private episode.”
DSP Adeh further stated, “The command, while dissociating itself from the alleged act, wishes to assure the general public that due diligence is guaranteed in the investigation without any restraint in ensuring that justice is served in both instances.”