LBS Alumni, NHRC visit 13 Year Old rape victim in Abuja
– Assure family of Justice, welfare for the girl
Members of the Lagos Business School(LBS)Alumni, Northern Zone led by their President, Mrs Ekaette Umoh and senior staff of the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) led by Harry Ogwuche Obe this morning visited the home of Ngozi Nwosu, the 13 year old rape victim dgovscoops exclusively reported yesterday to have delivered a baby boy at Mumba village on the outskirts of Abuja.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs Umoh said the LBS Alumni Association developed special interest in the girl’s case because she is still a minor.
She assured that members of her association would ensure that they take proper care of the girl up to the university level.
In her words: ” We are here because a minor is involved. Rape is involved and a criminal offence is involved. Therefore, we are not here for a short term but a long term. Long enough to make Ngozi a functional, economically viable human being in the near future. We’ll take care of her welfare and that of her child, her education up to the university level and we have already opened an account for that for her. We shall ensure she gets justice for this evil done her”.
In his speech, the Director, Women, Children and Vulnerable Department of the NHRC, Obe said the agency was aware of the case and would follow it up with the Police to a logical conclusion.
He also assured that justice would be served in the rape case.
When dgovscoops visited the Apo Resettlement Police Station where the case is being handled, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Usman Abini A said the alleged rapist, Okezie Okoro had been arrested by his men and would be transferred to the Criminal Investigation’s Department for further investigations and prosecution.