Miss Ochanya Ogbanje, the 13 years old girl who died of Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) and other ailments, after several years of brutal rape from a lecturer and his son has been honoured by a local council in Benue State.
The Otukpo Local Government Council named a street after Miss Ogbanje.
Meanwhile, a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court has remanded Mr Andrew Ogbuja, the lecturer accused of repeatedly raping Ochanya, in prison till November 29.
Chief Magistrate Isaac Ajim gave the remand order, on Thursday, when he declined to entertain the matter for lack of jurisdiction to hear the charge of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide preferred against the accused by the Nigerian Police.
Ochanya died on October 17 due to Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) complications as a result of her ordeal, sparking outrage and calls for those responsible to be brought to justice.
The girl, who is said to be a cousin of the lecturer’s wife, was allegedly raped by the lecturer and his son for the three years she lived with them.
She was a Junior Secondary School 1 student of the Federal Government College, Gboko, Benue State, at the time of her death.