Police Verify Arrest Of Okowa's Former Aide Over Assault On Bare Girl In Delta
The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Friday Eluro, a former safety aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, over allegations of ordering the assault of a unadorned girl within the state.
A bunch, the United Patriots of Nigeria, had printed a video on Twitter on Saturday, the place a unadorned girl was being assaulted by some males, whereas tied up.
One of many sequence of tweets learn: “The eye of United Patriots of Nigeria has been drawn to a video footage that confirmed a bunch of thugs, performing on orders of 1 dishonorable Friday Eluro, an Aide of Gov @IfeanyiOkowa of Delta State, publicly assaulting and dehumanising one Miss Dada of Delta State.”
Confirming the arrest of Eluro to SaharaReporters on Sunday by way of phone, Andrew Aniamaka, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), stated the case is being dealt with by the anti-kidnapping unit and wouldn’t need to communicate additional on it till investigation is concluded.
“Sure, we’re on the case; the anti-kidnapping unit has taken over the case. When the knowledge bought to us by way of social media, we swung into motion. The suspect has been arrested. We can’t communicate additional on it till investigations are concluded,” Aniamaka stated.
On Friday, Okowa had sacked Friday Eluro as his safety aide, and directed full investigation into the incident.
A press release signed by Charles Aniagwu, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, famous that having watched the video of the assault on the girl, directed that Eluro’s appointment as safety aide be terminated forthwith to function deterrent to others.
“Within the final three and a half years, our administration has labored so arduous to entrench enduring peace in our state, and we won’t sit again and fold our fingers to observe appointees of presidency or every other individual, irrespective of how extremely positioned in society, take legal guidelines into their fingers,” the assertion learn.
In line with Aniagwu, the governor frowned on the unwarranted assault on the girl, particularly from an appointee of presidency, who ought to make sure that rule of legislation is noticed in all conditions, simply as he warned authorities appointees to be of fine behaviour and at all times keep in mind that they’re ambassadors of presidency, and are presupposed to be function fashions within the society.
In the identical vein, on Saturday, the Obi of Owa kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Efeizomor, introduced the withdrawal of the ‘Onyewebudan, son of Owa’ chieftaincy title from Eluro over the assault.
A press release personally signed by the Owa conventional ruler and obtained by SaharaReporters, learn: “My consideration has been drawn to the circulating video recording, evidencing the unjustifiable dehumanizing act of Chief of Owa Kingdom named as ‘Mr Friday Eluro’ referred to as ‘Onye Webudan son of Owa’ on a helpless girl inside the precincts of Owa Kingdom by the Owa group council.
“Sequel to the above, I name on all safety companies to behave swiftly, in a bid to revive the boldness and human dignity of the stated girl. The chieftaincy title of ‘Onye Webudan son of Owa’ is hereby withdrawn from ‘Mr Friday Eluro’ with rapid impact. All customary privileges connected to the chieftaincy title to hereby withdrawn.”
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