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.
We are out here in front of the Ministry of Justice for Ochanya who had been repeatedly raped by Andrew Ogbuja and his son Victor Ogbuja.
We’re 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 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”.