Enugu police command calls on fans assaulted at singer's concert to testify
The police is appealing to those who might have been allegedly assaulted at Flavour's concert to please come out and testify.
The state Police PRO, Ebere Amaraizu released a statement Wednesday, April 4, 2018, explaining that the force had not received any reports of rape and would appreciate if the victims would come forward and testify.
"The newspaper report (of the mass rape), which is based on a Twitter message in the social media, is unfounded and we cannot operate on speculations as a law enforcement agency. Till now, nobody has come forward to report any case of sexual assault or molestation and rape to the Command.
However, our doors in the Command, divisional headquarters, and stations over the state are open to anybody or group to make a report and we will take it up from there by doing further investigation. There is no reported case of rape (from the musical concert) anywhere in the Enugu State Police Command. We don’t have any incident arising from that event. Whoever that has any should come forward, and we will look at it,” the statement read.
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It would be recalled that after Flavour's 'Flavour of Africa' concert held in Enugu finished, a Twitter user, @Naturize9 alleged that women were assaulted, molested and raped during the show, and the police at that time said they had started an investigation into the matter.
"So, your favourite celebrity decided to give back to the community, made his concert free, but his fans (most) present at the Square, started to rape girls like it’s part of the script.
“They not only raped girls, but went in turns, protected the rapists from security agents and started to play with the victims’ undies! Please, someone, tell me this is Sodom & Gomorrah" she wrote.
Another Twitter user @Adedotvn narrated his experience at the turbulent show. "I’m leaving Enugu this morning! What I saw yesterday was a country with more youthful problem than we can imagine!
"Yesterday, the amount of girls that were sexually harassed and raped at the Concert was heavy! Concert became a rescue operation for Innocent girls."
Also, according to Punch, several ladies were allegedly raped during the concert. The Flavour concert which was sponsored by the state government had a huge turnout and the venue could not contain the large crowd. The concert was free which contributed to the high turn out.
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