The Honourable Member Representing Aba North and South in the National Assembly, Hon. Chimaobi Ebisike has expressed concern over the alleged sexual assault of an Abia Polytechnic female student by a police officer.
The lawmaker who expressed dissatisfaction over the development, called on the Abia State Commissioner of Police and Aba Area Commander to carry out a thorough investigation with a view to bring the culprit to book.
He sternly warned the RRS unit of the Nigerian Police in Aba, to discharge their duties according to the Federal Government directives, rather than humiliating, intimidating, or extorting from the good and hardworking people of Aba.
Ebisike also extolled the wife of the governor, Dr. Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu for her prompt intervention, especially for visiting the sexually abused girl who was receiving treatment in a hospital.
While sympathising with the family, the lawmaker advised the young girl, not to allow the ugly incident break or traumatise her.
Hon. Ebisike who was the Chairman of the Committee set up by the State government to ascertain the level of damage caused by the Endsars protest in October last year, recalled that properties and businesses of Aba residents worth billions of naira were destroyed. He therefore advised Abia Polytechnic students on the need to explore other democratic means in resolving complains.
Chief Hon. Chimaobi Ebisike expressed concern that while it is their right to protest, it could be hijacked by certain elements and endanger the purpose. He further said that he has made himself totally accessible to everyone by the means of his liaison office located at No. 79 Okigwe road, where complaints can be brought to his notice for proper follow-up, utilizing the capacity of his good office, to avoid endangering the lives and properties of the good people of Aba during protests that can be hijacked.
Ogugbue Chukwudi KT
HMHR Aba North and South Federal Constituency.