The Zone 5 Police Command, Benin, has demoted a police inspector, while another policeman, a station guard, was dismissed over the molestation of one Mrs. Esse Ozegbe, who was thrown into the same cell with two men at the Abraka police station.
The station guard, whose name was not disclosed, was on duty at the time the crime was committed, while the inspector, Mrs. Erebi Akporunor, was demoted to the rank of Sergeant.
The punishment was the outcome of an orderly room trial of 11 police officers implicated in connection with the molestation saga.
Ozegbe, who was arrested on February 26, 2013, following a quarrel with a neighbour, was said to have been detained along with some men at the Abraka Police station, Delta State, where two of them were said to have Molested her in turns, while the policemen allegedly turned a deaf ear to her cries for help.
The two men, who allegedly Molested Ozegbe, are said to be currently standing trial at a magistrate’s court in Abraka.
Meanwhile, Ozegbe through her counsel, Efe Ejomafuvwe, has instituted a suit at the Federal High Court, Warri, over the matter.
Ozegbe in the suit is claiming N750 million damages against the Nigeria Police. Hearing in the case was fixed for June 13.