Natasha Akpoti raises alarm over woman allegedly brutalised by Kogi commissioner

Natasha Akpoti

Former Kogi governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti, has drawn public attention to an incident of alleged abuse on a woman by Commissioner for Water Resources in Kogi State, Abdulmumuni Danga.

The woman identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi had urged the commissioner on Facebook to assist his sister and family financially.

Ms Oyeniyi was allegedly kidnapped alongside her three-year-old son by thugs suspected to be from Mr Danga.

“After making the post, they started attacking me on social media and he sent some guys to come and get me,” SaharaReporters quoted Oyeniyi saying.

“On getting to me, they flogged me. He flogged me himself, stripped me naked and made a video of me threatening to post it when next I make any public comment about it.”

Oyeniyi also said she was forced to apologise for the post.

Akpoti, 40, accused Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of failing to suspend Danga pending investigation over the alleged incident.

She also tweeted saying the police had acknowledged the case and hoped for ‘expedited action’.

The commissioner did not answer calls to his mobile phone number for reactions, the online platform said.