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NEWS UPDATE: Abia Poly sexual harassment: Police officer arrested, as CP Agbede assures of justice

NEWS UPDATE: Abia Poly sexual harassment: Police officer arrested, as CP Agbede assures of justice

The Abia Province Police force Command has assured that justice must prevail on the example of the student of Abia Province Polytechnic Aba, who was allegedly raped by a constabulary corporal attached to its Rapid Response Squad.

DAILY POST gathered that the alleged incident sparked demonstration by the students, who demanded for an investigation.

Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Police force Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in a statement, said that the constabulary led by the Commissioner of Police force in charge of the command, Janet Agbede, swung into activity on getting the information and that after a thorough investigation, the alleged suspect whose proper name was given as Corporal Nwachukwu Chinedu, was arrested and detained.

The Police force spokesman also disclosed that CP Agbede had visited the victim in the infirmary and condoled with her, revealing that the suspect was beingness subjected to thorough investigations, after which the outcome will be made public as nil will be hidden.

According to Ogbonna, “CP Janet Agbede, beingness a female parent, has visited the young lady in enquiry and she and her direction squad have commenced investigations on the example. The officer in enquiry is not a fellow member of rapid response squad (RRS) to opposite to some claims.

“Before, on hearing in relation to the demonstration,, the Aba Area Commander and some of his men including some other security agencies moved in and addressed the students as they (the students) listed their grievances.

“He asked them to be peaceful. He fifty-fifty visited the Rector of the Polytechnic, Associate Professor Kalu Osonwa Okorie.

“The public should be ease assured that we’ll fast runway the investigations and ensure that justice is done”.

Meanwhile, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has reacted to the shooting by some constabulary officers on Thur at the Abia Province Polytechnic Aba during a protestation by students of the institution.

In a statement issued by his Main Press Secretarial assistant, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu advised the students to be disciplined and avoid taking the law into their hands fifty-fifty patch protesting.

He said they must at all times, exercise restraint when confronted by constabulary officers who are on lawful duty.

According to Ikpeazu, “Under no circumstances must students face up constabulary officers who are engaged in their lawful duties.

“The constabulary has a responsibleness under the law to ensure that peaceful protests by students are not hijacked by hoodlums whose intentions are different from the those of the students”.

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