Former Kogi governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti, has said that the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, accused of assaulting a woman is now in police custody.
The woman identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi had accused Mr Danga of abducting and assaulting her.
She believes she was attacked because she urged the commissioner on Facebook to assist his sister and family financially.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Akpoti called for justice for Oyeniyi.
“Kogi State’s Commissioner for Water Resources Mr. Abdulmumuni Danga is in Nigeria @PoliceNG custody over the alleged Battery, Assault and Rape of Miss Elizabeth Oyeniyi. We demand #JusticeForElizabeth,” she wrote.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, had in April ordered investigation into the allegations.
“The governor has ordered accelerated investigation into the matter and hereby assures both accuser and accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth will be uncovered and justice served as appropriate,” Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, had said in a statement.