Two police officers Messrs. Enamuotor Akpevwe, 21 and Ugbede Obruche, 20, suspected to have raped a middle-aged woman, Mrs. Ese Isaiah, while in the custody of the police at Abraka Police Station in Delta State, were last week arraigned before an Abraka Magistrate Court on a two-charge of rape and conspiracy.
According to the charge sheet No MAB/25/C/2013 made available to Vanguard in Benin, yesterday, count one simply read: “That you
Enamuotor Akpevwe “m” and Ughede Obruche “m” on February 26, 2013, in the night time, at Abraka Police Station, in the Abraka Magisterial District did conspire with one another to commit felony to wit rape and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap “C’ 21 Vol. 1, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006”
When the case came up for mentioning, the trial Magistrate, Mr. G. D. Epete ordered the suspects to be reminded at the Federal Prisons, Sapele while hearing on the case was fixed for May 3, 2013.
Meantime, Vanguard gathered that the policemen that were on duty on that fateful day are expected to face orderly room trial very soon as ordered by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Benin Zone 5, Alhaji Hamisu Argungun.
It would be recalled that Mrs. Ese Isaiah had in a petition by her counsel, Mr. Ejomasuvwe Efe alleged that she was locked in a police
cell with men who raped her serially without the policemen on duty protecting her despite her crying for help.
Culled from Vanguard