AIG Zone 13 Directs Pregnancy Loss Allegation Investigation; Arrest In Lieu Of Female Detainee

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo-Dunukofia, AIG Godwin Aghaulor, has ordered investigations into an allegation that one Mrs Mmesoma Odili of Umuosiegbo village in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state has lost her three months pregnancy while in detention at the Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Anambra state, as well as the allegation that Mmesoma was arrested when the Police could not lay their hands on her husband following a land dispute in the area and a complaint of him having arms unlawfully.

According to a press release signed by the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo, SP. Ihunwo Josephine K said that the allegations were made by one Mr Jude Ikeanyionwu an indigene of the community who alleged that Mmesoma’s husband, who is a member of the vigilante group in the area, was against the illegal act of selling the communal land by some elders of the community.

Furthermore, according to Mr Jude, when the members of the Zone 13 command came to arrest Mmesoma’s husband and he was not around, they arrested her in lieu and detained her beyond the legally permitted duration during which her three months pregnancy was lost.

However, the AIG of Zone 13 has ordered an immediate investigation into this allegation to ascertain the veracity of the claims, determine the culpability or otherwise of the concerned officers, and take further necessary action.