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 resulted in a protest by some Nigerians on Thursday.

Andrew Ugbokolo, a team at Benue State Polytechnic, along with his son, Victor, a final-year student of Animal Production in the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, were said to have serially abused the 13-year-old since she was eight. Medical evaluation showed that Ochanya developed vesicovaginal fistula, a condition in which she always dripped urine, after 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 committed the act are brought to book.

Watch video below.

The Benue State Polytechnic, has also released a statement on their employees, Mr Andrew Ugbokolo.

In the statement dated Wednesday, October 24th, the school said the families involved had treated the incident as a ”family issue”.

Read the statement below.

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