The police have said that investigation into the allegations of battery and rape levelled against the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, by a beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi, has not been closed.
The police also denied that Danga’s release on bail was not influenced by Governor Yahaya Bello.
First News learnt that the Kogi commissioner was arrested and quizzed on Tuesday at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, before he was later released on bail.
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, however, said that Danga was released on bail after an extensive interrogation.
Twenty three-year-old Oyeniyi had accused the Kogi commissioner of assaulting and raping her over her March 29 Facebook post about Danga’s refusal to care of his sibling, who is her friend.
Danga was said to have been angered by the post and allegedly ordered his boys to beat up Oyeniyi.
Oyeniyi had, however, alleged that after the boys beat her up, they ordered her to strip naked and apologise to the commissioner, who allegedly took her to a hotel and raped her.
But Mba said that investigation was still being conducted on the beauty queen’s allegations against the commissioner, adding that the outcome would inform further action by the police.
According to the FPPRO, “The commissioner was with us yesterday (Tuesday) and he was extensively interrogated and his statement was duly obtained under caution.
“The interrogation lasted nearly five hours and he was subsequently granted bail; the investigation is still ongoing; it is an active investigation.”
Denying media reports that the Kogi commissioner was released following pressure from Governor Bello, Mba said, “That is purely speculative and I do not want to speak on speculation. The police are conducting an investigation and the police action will not be determined by any primordial sentiment, but will be determined by the outcome of our findings.”