On Thursday, it was made known that the students of Abia State Polytechnic protested against their school management, and the men of Rapid Response Squad, as they accused the police operatives of forcefully sleeping with one of the three female students that were arrested, to the extent that the victim was hospitalized but, the real reason that led to the ugly incident was not given.
According to Sahara Reporters’ publication yesterday, it was made known that prior the incident, police operatives who were on routine patrol were passing by an off campus hostel, when they perceived the smell of india hemp (weed) and due to that, they stopped and arrested three male students and three female students and drove them to their station on the 22nd of September, 2021.
Information given made it known that police operatives later released five students after extorting them and retained an eighteen-year-old girl with them, as one of the officers at the station, whose name was given as Corporal Nwachukwu Chinedu, decided to take advantage of the girl and did it badly, to the extent that the victim was hospitalized and still receiving treatment till now because, she is in critical condition.
With this latest development, the Abia State commissioner of police, CP Janet Agbede should be thanked for taking up the case, for visiting the victim at the hospital where she is being treated for findings and for also arresting Corporal Nwachukwu Chinedu, but, there is more to be done.
Investigation should be launched, as it was made known that the five students were released by police, were freed after they extorted money from them, instead of charging them to court which means that, the police operatives who arrested them, did not arrest them to charge them to court but instead, just to enrich their own pockets.
Also, another reason why the CP should extend her investigation is that, while Corporal Nwachukwu Chinedu was carrying out the barbaric act, was there no police officer at the station as at that time, who could rescue the girl ? As there is tendency that such as been happening in the station for a very long time before this recent incident boomerang.