Kogi Governor pressures police to release commissioner arrested for assaulting, raping lady over Facebook post

Kogi Governor pressures police to release commissioner arrested for assaulting, raping lady over Facebook post

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and top officials of the state government are piling pressure on the Nigeria Police Force to release Mr Abdulmumuni Dang

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and top officials of the state government are piling pressure on the Nigeria Police Force to release Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Commissioner for Water Resources in the state, who assaulted and raped a lady over a Facebook post.

According to SaharaReporters Danga was being interrogated at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gender Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja. He was made to write a statement and currently being questioned by the Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau.

A police source confirmed that Governor Bello was trying all he can to ensure the commissioner does not spend the night at the police station. The governor wants the police to release him after writing his statement.

“Kogi governor wants the CP FIB to release the commissioner after writing his statement so he can leave the police station today. They are trying to play games with the matter and as we speak there is so much pressure on the police,” the source said.

A source within the Kogi State Government also confirmed that contrary to news reports, the commissioner had not been suspended and still part of Governor Bello’s cabinet.
“The Kogi governor never suspended him. The news was put out to silence the people.”