OrderPaperToday – The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms, allegations of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment meted out to one Elizabeth Oyeniyi by Mr Abdulmumini Danga, a now suspended commissioner of Water Resources in Kogi State.
In a statement issued by the commission’s director of Corporate Affairs and External Linkages, Lambert Oparah, the executive secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said the alleged violator has been asked to explain the circumstances surrounding his alleged offensive attack his accuser in the interest of justice.
Ojukwu, who described the allegations as grave, assured members of the public that the commission would follow up the case to its logical conclusion, adding that no individual, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to get away with impunity.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows the said victim was taken from Okene to Lokoja on the 29th of March on instructions of Abdulmumuni, beaten and stripped naked in the presence of her little child while a video of her was being made by her assailants.
Naratting her ordeal, Elizabeth said the commissioner took part in beating her because she sent a message to him to extend some assistance to his sister, a friend of hers, who she said was starving because of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.
She further alleged that after beating her, he proceeded to rape her before finally releasing her the following day back to return to Okene and threatened her not to mention the incident to anyone.
The victim also disclosed that since the news of her abuse broke, she has been under constant threat from the commissioner and his “agents”.