The Kogi State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Arome Danjuma, who allegedly stripped a lady naked in a viral video, MEZIESBLOG reports.
According to report, the suspect and his friend, who is currently at large, ambushed the victim in Achigili village around Abocho in Dekina Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the arrest to journalists at the command headquarters on Saturday, April 1, 2023, the spokesperson of the command, SP William Aya, said that the culprit will face the full wrath of the law. Aya further noted that the command is still doing investigation to apprehend the other suspect who is on the run. The police spokesperson said the suspect will soon be charged to court.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim, who identified herself as Alami, said one of the suspects approached her for marriage which she refused.
“One of the guys approached me for marriage, which I refused. When I was going home from work at about 8pm last Sunday, he attacked me and forced me to his house and started beating me,” she explained.
“Another person was waiting in his house carrying a knife and axe, threatening to kill me if I don’t pull off my clothes. I had no other option than to obey them. If not they would have killed me in the room. When I pulled off my clothes, they started filming my unclothedness and later posted it on the internet. They just want to ruin my life.”
Speaking during an interview, the prime suspect, Arome Danjuma confessed to have committed the crime, stressing that he conspired with his friend to commit the atrocity.
Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Women Affairs, who was represented by the Director Research Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Women Affairs, who is also the Secretary of the Kogi State GBV Technical Workgroup,
Mr. Oseni Isaac described the incident as one of the most barbaric in recent times. He described the act as animalistic which will never be acceptable in Kogi State. Isaac noted that the ministry is out to fight any act of gender-based violence in the state, warning that it will no longer be business as usual for anyone who intends to perpetrate gender-based violence in Kogi State.