Arome Danjuma, the main suspect in the viral video that showed a woman being stripped bare, has been detained by the Kogi State Police Command.
According to information obtained, the victim was ambushed by the suspect and his friend, who is still at large, at Achigili village near Abocho in the state’s Dekina Local Government Area.
The offender will face the full force of the law, according to SP William Aya, the command’s spokesperson, who announced the arrest while briefing press at the command headquarters on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Aya said that the command is still conducting investigations in order to catch the second suspect who is evading capture.
The culprit will shortly face charges in court, according to the police spokesperson.
“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 nakedness 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.