|Rivers Police Chief : Ogunsakin|
Three persons out of the 15 men that gang-raped a 16-year-old girl in Port Harcourt, have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command.
Among the suspects, who are now in police net was a 40-year-old man, Tambari, Ikechukwu (22) and Friday (surname withheld)
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, who briefed journalists yesterday, at the Police Headquarters, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, said the victim (name withheld), reported the matter to the police on June 23, at about 6 p.m. Read more After cut.
According to Ogunsakin, the incident occurred in Ogbuga Street, Ogbunabali, in the state capital.
The victim, who was at the briefing but shielded away from newsmen, was said to have attended a party organised by one Tina.
According to the story gathered, while at the party, the victim was given a glass of hot drink by Dumlesi and after that, she lost consciousness.
The victim, according to the story, woke up to find herself raped in torn boxers and with swollen private parts.
Ogunsakin said the victim had received medical treatment at the Police Clinic, adding that investigations were ongoing to apprehend the culprits at large.
Also, 13 other suspects involved in various crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and car- snatching were paraded by the command.
Ogunsakin, while parading them, reiterated that Police, under his watch would not condone any shoddy dealings by a few persons, who have taken lives and safety of the citizenry for granted.
He said the Command’s effort in combating crime wass yielding result as its men were combating crime in all forms.
“I have since my assumption of office as the Commissioner of Police on February 12, 2014, continued to ensure that there are no hiding places for criminals.
“This is in tandem with my declaration during my inaugural address that I will not compromise anything that will cause breach of public peace, riotous conduct and any other act likely to cause a breakdown of law and order in Rivers State.
“It was based on this that I sounded a note of warning to all criminals in the State to either have a change of mind and become law abiding citizens or re-locate from River State as they shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Consequently, in order to bring an end to the activities of cultists which have posed serious security threat to the State Command, I established the anti-cultism unit in the State Criminal investigation department. I have strategically marshalled a formidable operational plan that will speedily bring to an end, the nefarious activities of cult groups in the State” he said