Lawyer in trouble over defilement of 12-year-old girl


The rape victim

Lawyer in trouble over defilement of 12-year-old girl

. Justice must prevail, says Ebonyi govt

By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki

The Chairman of Gender-Based Taskforce in Ebonyi State, Mrs. Faithvin Nwanchor, has assured that justice must prevail on the alleged defilement  case of a 12-year-old girl by a lawyer in Ebonyi State.

She also disclosed that the Gender Desk of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, has taken the victim [names withheld] to the hospital for medical examination and treatment, stressing that investigation to unravel the truth behind the matter has commenced.

She further said that the suspect, who is a lawyer, should be in his early 40s and would be charged to court once the medical report was concluded.

Mrs. Nwanchor spoke in Abakaliki: “We got information that a 12-year-old girl was raped and she was taking to hospital by the Civil Defence Corps where she is receiving treatment.

“Once they are done with investigation, the accused person will be charged to court.

“Justice must prevail on this matter. The rape of this 12 years old is a rape against the state. All hands must be on deck including the security agencies to ensure that justice is achieved in the court.

“We gathered from Civil Defence office that the suspect is a lawyer who should be in his 40s. The woman in charge of gender in Civil Defence has commenced investigation into the matter. Medical test has been conducted and we are waiting for the result.”

She, however, advised parents to monitor the activities of  their children to avoid further occurrence of such incident.

She also urged parents of victims never to bath them pending when medical examinations were concluded.

“I want to advise parents to have time for their children and when such incident occurs, they should not be in a hast to bath the victim in order not to truncate the evidence that will be used to prove the matter. It is better to take the victim to hospital for medical examination with out bathing to have a credible evidence to prove the rape case.





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