The death of a 13 years old girl identified as Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who was allegedly raped by a father and son in the Gboko area of Benue state, has led to a protest by some Nigerians on Thursday.
Andrew Ugbokolo, a staff at Benue State Polytechnic, and his son, Victor, a final-year student of Animal Production at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, were said to have serially abused the 13-year-old since she was eight.Medical examination showed that Ochanya developed vesicovaginal fistula, a condition in which she continuously dripped urine, following damage to her bladder.
Some protesters, consisted of human rights activists, civil society organisations and students, who were clad in black t-shirts, marched to the Ministry of Justice in Abuja, to demand that those who perpetrated the act are brought to book.
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We are out here in front of the Ministry of Justice for Ochanya who was repeatedly raped by Andrew Ogbuja and his son Victor Ogbuja.
WE ARE DEMANDING THAT BOTH RAPISTS BE PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED ACCORDINGLY pic.twitter.com/X7BPIZMz1H
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) October 25, 2018
The Benue State Polytechnic, has also released a statement on their staff, Mr Andrew Ugbokolo.
In the statement dated Wednesday, October 24th, the school said the families involved had treated the incident as a ”family issue”.