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Friday, 13 July 2018

News Africa : Widow narrates how police officer fondled her breasts, and threatened to shave her pubic hair


Widow narrates how police officer fondled her breasts, and threatened to shave her pubic hair
Following the complaint of a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, who alleged that a police officer, recognized as Egi from the Lagos police command fondled her breasts against her will and even threatened to shave her pubic hair.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, in reaction to the complaint has asked the Gender Unit of the Command to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment against an officer at Ilaje Police Division.
She told The Nation yesterday, “He fondled my breasts and threatened to ensure I rot in prison if I refused to sleep with him.

“He said in jail, they will shave the hairs on my private parts and those on my head.”
The woman, who was taken into custody on June 25, after a fight with a man, said she was yet to get over the humiliation and harassment she went through.
Mowette spoke with the newspaper at the Bariga monarch’s palace.
According to Mowette, who was locked up at the Ilaje Police Division, she was shocked when another policeman and a policewoman told her to accept Egi’s proposal for the case against her to be dropped.
“I told him I will not sleep with him even if he was the last man on earth. This got him angry and he started pouring water through those holes and said he would pour urine too. After some hours, he brought me out that I should come and write my statement. I told him I will not writing anything because I do not know what he wanted me to write.

“He then pressed my breasts and said is this what you are doing Shakara with? Do you know how many young and beautiful women I have slept with here? I will even be doing you a favour by sleeping with you.
“Since you have refused, you will go to prison. There, they will shave the hair in your private parts, your hair and lock you up for many years.
”The worst part was that a policewoman and another policeman were telling me to agree to sleep with Egi that it is a normal thing. I was so angry and disappointed at the same time. The woman called me Iyawo Egi and said that if I should agree, they will just close the case and I will go home,” she had narrated.

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