The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested three police officers and the serving Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, Ene Ogbonnaya, for alleged complicity in the torture and indecent assault of a 15-year-old minor, Uzoamaka Unogbo.
The state Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah, made the disclosure in Abakaliki, the state capital, while briefing journalists on the efforts of the command to reduce crime in the state.
The CP said Ogbonnaya and two others allegedly tortured and indecently assaulted the victim in Umunaga village, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state.
She said, “They stripped her naked, whipped her with cables and canes and, thereafter, posted her nude pictures and video on the social media.
“The policemen indicted in the incident have also been arrested and they are going through the police disciplinary procedures before the commencement of prosecution. The victim has just been able to make her painful statement and the case is being diligently investigated to ensure that justice is done in this scandalous act.”
Abdallah said the victim did not commit any offence to warrant the torture.