Rape: Ochanya’s family appeals to new IGP to arrest fleeing suspect

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The family of a 13-year-old girl, Ochanya Ogbanje, who was allegedly raped to death in Benue State has called on the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed, to help ensure justice.

Ochanya died in October last year due to complications arising from the alleged sexual assaults she suffered in the hands of her guardian, Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo and his son, Victor Ogbuja, a final year student at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Speaking at the 2nd annual awards and lecture of the Daily Asset Newspaper on Tuesday in Abuja, where the late Ochanya was conferred with the paper’s posthumous award for the Young Person of the Year 2018, the deceased’s brother, John Ameh, renewed the call for the swift prosecution of the alleged culprits.

Ameh appealed to the new IGP to take urgent steps to arrest the second suspect in the matter, Victor Ogbuja, whom he said had been on the run since the news of Ochanya’s death broke.

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