Monday, 18 July 2016
Ten year old rape victim dies in Port Harcourt.
Remember the ten year old girl who was raped by a kiosk owner sometime ago?. The girl had gone to buy sachet milk at Rumuibekwe housing estate, Port Harcourt at about 8p.m and was allegedly defiled by a man identified as Mallam Bashir, who owns the kiosk.
According to a source who is the victim's relative, the girl died at a private hospital in Port Harcourt after efforts by doctors to save her life failed.
The Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) ,have kicked against bail for Bashir,as they alleged that his family and friends are looking for ways to make sure he is granted bail.
Mrs Lilian Okonkwo,who is NAWOJ Chairperson in Rivers State ,said that when the unfortunate incident happened,the Police was dragging it's feet about arresting Bashir but NAWOJ and FIDA mounted pressure on them.
“It is unfortunate that she died. But we are appealing that the bail being sought by the relatives of Bashir should not be granted.”
Okonkwo also called on the First Lady of the State,Justice Suzette Nyesom Wike and the state's deputy Governor,Dr Ipalibo Harry,as mothers, to intervene