The moon was breaking the sky at Oyemekun Road last Monday night. The crickets and other earthly night creators were humming lullabies of a rainy season on this road located at Akure, Ondo State.
Along the snaky muddy road on this lonely night, Ms. Sheba Ogbu was returning from her Monday night Bible Studies at a near-by church when suddenly a Police patrol Van pulled up with four officers.
Their presence frightened her and as a student of the Federal University of Tech in Akure, her first instinct was to find out why the Police suddenly pulled up to her.
The officers got off their patrol van and allegedly circled her before interrogating her; asked her where she was coming from that late evening: she told them she had been to the church and was returning to her home.
The officers began to intimidate her, forcibly snatched her handbag and searched it without a warrant, as they came up close to her. They found nothing in her bag.
The officers then allegedly ordered her to follow them to a safe and discreet corner of the neighborhood where they all would take a turn in sex rendezvous with her.
She refused their order: that infuriated them and they collectively violently assaulted her, smashed her head on a rock within the vicinity.
After they assaulted her, she was shaken. The officers then took turns to rape her. A distanced passerby allegedly recorded the rape and violent attack of this young girl by men who swore to protect and serve Nigerians. It is my understanding that the officers have been arrested by the Akure Police Command.
They raped an innocent girl. The video helped the police to arrest their colleagues. It is my prayer that these officers be executed as deterrence.