A 31-year-old cook, Idowu Akinwunmi, has narrated how the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onikan Station, SP Adekunle Awe, allegedly raped her and threatened her life.
She told Punch Metro that on April 14 she had been arrested by the police for "spurious" reasons, and the incident itself had occurred the next day.
She works at an eatery and on Monday their popular customer known as Friday came to have meal. He later left, but some moments later, he returned to say he could not get a bus home.
"Friday had been making advances at me, but we were not a couple. I allowed him to sleep over," the woman said.
According to her, around 1am, her boss, who discovered that someone was sleeping over, called the police to arrest her and Friday.
She said two other people, who slept over at the tailors' quarters were also rounded up.
"On getting to the station, I got the phone of a policewoman and used it to call one of the tailors to come and help. In the morning of Tuesday, two tailors, Ben and Matthias, arrived to bail out their friends, but they were also arrested, bringing our total number to six."
The victim said a few hours later, she felt sticky and pleaded with a policewoman on duty to allow her have a bath.
She said she could not use the shower because it was too filthy, adding that on her way out, she met the DPO for the first time.
"He asked me what happened and I explained everything to him. Around 10pm on Tuesday, the DPO sent a policeman to call Friday and I... A few minutes later, Friday came out and the DPO called me in.
"The DPO said he could make sure that I spent the rest of my life in jail, but I begged him. He then came close to me and started rubbing his hands all over my body but I rejected his advances.
"He said my boss had told him that he could do whatever he wanted to do with me. He said since I was from Benin Republic, if he killed me, nothing would happen.
"He said he would also make sure that the remaining five suspects would be sent to prison. At this point, the DPO had already taken off his clothes. Since I was afraid for my life, I allowed the DPO to have his way.
"I begged him to use a condom, but he refused. He pushed me to a smaller room in his office and put me on the bed and had sex with me. Immediately after he had finished, he told me to shower in a bathroom inside his office."
The mother of two told PUNCH Metro that the DPO promised to ensure that she was released the next morning and ordered a policeman to take her back into the cell.
It was learnt that the victim immediately went to the Lagos Island Maternity Clinic to do a test.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Area A Police Command, Lion Building, after which the Area Commander, ACP Imohimi Edgal, invited the victim for interrogation.
The matter had been transferred to the office of the Commissioner of Police.
When Awe was contacted, he denied the allegation, saying it was all falsehood.