A Nigerian Air Force personnel, Igbobie Uzezi, who accused one of her superiors, Flight Lieutenant B.S Vibelko, of drugging and raping her in 2011.
Uzezi did not only drag her superior to court but dragged along with the Air Force, Chief of Air Staff, and Attorney-General of the Federation, for her unlawful dismissal.
The suit, number FHC/L/CS/10/17, was filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division on January 5, 2017, by the Malachy Ugwummadu Chambers on behalf of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, which is handling the case.
The court proceedings state that the: “Violent rape and sexual assault of Uzezi was a flagrant violation of her fundamental rights to life, dignity of human person and personal liberty.”
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Uzezi accused Vibelko of assaulting her on May 17, 2011 with claims that she contracted a sexually transmitted disease in the process.
She said in her suit, “I was arrested and detained at the guardroom within the Air Force Base, Victoria Island, Lagos in an inclement and dehumanising condition with hard labour for a period of 14 days from May 9 to 23, 2013 on the orders and prompting of the chief of air staff, air officer commandant, and the flight lieutenant, without charging me to a court of law or even making my offences known to me.”
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