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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Update On Alleged Rape At Flavour’s Concert In Enugu State

According to online reports, about 20 ladies were raped at the live musical concert organised by Afro hip-hop star, Flavour. The Enugu State command of the Nigerian Police force has reacted to alleged rape reports, stating that they are not aware of any case of rape at Michael Okpara Square, in Enugu, on Saturday night.

Dismissing the report, he stated that policemen were deployed to provide security at the venue of Flavour concert, therefore the online reports of an alleged rape of 20 persons is a fallacy.

The spokesman for the Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, informed press men in Enugu on Wednesday that the investigations duly carried out have not depicted any case of rape during the concert.
It further revealed that though a certain individual was arrested for a case of attempted rape during the concert, the alleged mass rape reports were being investigated.

He said:

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“The newspaper report (of the mass rape), which is based on a twitter message is unfounded and we cannot operate on speculations as a law enforcement agency.

“Till now, nobody has come forward to report any case of sexual assault or molestation and rape to the Command.

“However, our doors in the Command, divisional headquarters and stations all over the state are open for anybody or group to make a report and we will take it up from there by doing further investigation.

“There is no reported case of rape (from the musical concert) anywhere in the Enugu State Police Command.

“We don’t have any incident arising from that event. Whoever that has any should come forward, and we will look at it,” he said.

“You even begin to ask yourself, those people that quoted number of the rape victims as 20, how did they do the counting? Does it mean they were following the rapists around and taking the data? Or the victims were assembled at one place and raped? Who are these victims?”

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