An aide to the Commissioner of Police, Railway Command, Lagos State, identified as Agu, has been arrested for allegedly raping and beating a lady until she fell into a coma.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened inside the policeman’s apartment in the Railway Police Barracks.
It was learnt that 31-year-old Agu had tricked the victim, identified as Yeni, into the barracks.
He was said to have had sex with her, which the victim submitted to.
Later at night, he allegedly woke her up for another round of sex, which Yeni refused.
The duo were said to have struggled, but the suspect allegedly overpowered her.
He was said to have assaulted and raped her.
The victim reportedly passed out.
The police authorities were said to have arrested Agu, made him to face an orderly-room trial and dismissed him from the force.
A police source told our correspondent that the incident happened on Sunday.
It was learnt that the suspect, who was married with a kid, had separated from his wife.
The source said, “He had a habit of sleeping with all kinds of women. His wife separated from him due to his infidelity.
“Last Sunday, he saw the lady on the road and spoke to her. She agreed to the friendship and he invited her to his apartment.
“We learnt that they had sex, though the lady said she was initially against it. After the sex, they both fell asleep, but the policeman woke her up for another round of sex and she refused.
“Agu hit her with some objects. He flogged her till she sustained serious injuries which made her fell into a coma.
“He still had his way with her. It was the following morning that the police authorities in the barracks were informed and he was arrested.”
The source, who claimed to have been in the room, said the floor was dotted with Yeni’s blood,.
It was learnt that while Agu was detained at the EBJ Police Area Command, the victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, where she was resuscitated and treated.
Another police source said the Railway command conducted an orderly-room trial for the suspect and he was dismissed.
He said, “Some policemen followed him to his room and collected his uniform and other police property in his custody.
“He was then handed over to the police for prosecution.”
PUNCH Metro was told that investigations had been concluded and the suspect was about to be arraigned when the detectives got a call to cancel the arraignment.
A source said, “The detectives were done with investigations and he was to be taken to court when they were told to let go of the matter.
“As if that was not enough, he was released and he is back in the barracks.”
PUNCH Metro visited the EBJ Area Command, but was told the area commander was not available.
Our correspondent was referred to the police headquarters.
On arriving at the Nigeria Railway Police Command Headquarters, he was directed to the office of the CP, Pius Imue.
However, an aide, who enquired on how our correspondent got to know about the case, said the CP said he would not react.
He said, “Who gave you the story? I am interested in knowing because I don’t know how you heard such a thing. The CP said he does not want to talk about it.”
However, a police source in the command, confirmed the story.
He said the victim was still going to the FMC for medication, adding that she sustained injuries in different parts of her body.
She said, “The girl was truly admitted in the hospital, but she was discharged the same day.
“Her injuries were minor. She was only hurt in her legs, buttocks, and the forehead.”