A Nigerian woman identified as Mrs Maria Chukwuma has being arrested and bailed with the sum of N15,000 in Owerri, Imo state after a man reported her to the police that she took his name to a herbalist.
Veteran Nigerian musician, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens popularly known by his stage name, Ruggedman, shared the provoking story on his Instagram page.
Ruggedman, a human right activist, said a young man sent him a direct message asking for his help. The young man narrated that his mother was unlawfully taken from home, detained by the police in Owerri, Imo state and was even restricted from making calls after a man went and made a report that she took his name to a herbalist.
According to the young man, the said man was accused of r.aping a 2-year-old child in their village and the matter has been reported to the police but they were surprised when some policemen came to their house in the early hours, took his mother away and detained her at the State CID, Owerri, Imo state.
The young man’s message reads;
Good afternoon, please I need your help. My mum was unjustly arrested in Imo state this morning and is being at State CID in Owerri. Her name is Mrs. Maria Chukwuma. A man in her village was accused of r.aping a 2year girl some months ago, the matter was reported to the police but this morning, she was woken up by policemen and taken to State CID at Owerri, she said the policemen said the accused man reported her for taking his matter to the gods (I don’t know what means). They took her phone and her slippers and denied her a phone a call since morning. She was only able to call me a few mins ago.
According to one of the veteran rapper’s recent posts, she has been released after paying the sum of N15,000 as bail money and was told to report back to the station on Monday.
The rapper has alerted the relevant police authorities and headquarters to make a formal report of a case of exploitation and unlawful arrest of the woman by these corrupt police officers
UPDATE: The woman was forced by Owerri state CID officers to pay 15,000 ransome for her freedom. They were told to come back on Monday. We must know the officers involved in this absolutely ridiculous drama. Imagine being arrested by the police that you took a man’s name to a herbalist.
HOW DID HE PROVE IT? WHICH OFFICER(S) BELIEVED IT ENOUGH TO ARREST HER?
See screenshot of Ruggedman’s post