In Rumuokwuta Obio’Akpor, a local government area in Rivers State, a man going by the name James allegedly arrested a 17-year-old girl for rejecting his attempts toward her after repeatedly giving her money.
The trouble allegedly began when the man arrived at Best Man Estate in Rumuokuta with police officers from the Kala Police Division to arrest the girl.
The teenager identified as Miss Faith told newsmen in Rivers state Port Harcourt that she typically performs pedicures for the man and that he typically requests that she keep the change after paying for the services provided.
James told reporters who approached him that the DPO had become involved in the situation.
The girl left with her parents after the DPO heard from both parties and warned the guy to stop harassing the girl based on her age, according to SP Grace Koko, a spokeswoman for the Rivers State Police command.
A group called the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign claimed to have received a distressed call from estate residents regarding the situation.
Prince Wiro, the organization’s national coordinator, revealed this to reporters and claimed he spoke with the minor over the phone as well as some of the locals who insisted on accompanying the girl to the police station because they believed the complainant may have given the police incorrect information.
Wiro said he arrived the Police station at Kala, and after the DPO heard from both parties, the girl was asked to go with her parent, while the man was warned to stop harassing the girl.
When contacted, spokesperson of the state police command, said the matter had been resolved after the state commissioner of police, invited both parties.