NAPTIP pledges justice for abuse victim
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has vowed to get justice for the 13-yearold student of Federal Government College, Gboko, Benue State, Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, who was sexual sexually molested and murdered by a man and his son.
The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie OkahDonli, at a press conference in Abuja yesterday said since the matter is already in court, they would continue to monitor the situation with a view to ensuring justice.
“Securing justice is the only way to make her soul that was violently sent to the early grave by these sexually reckless individuals, to rest. NAPTIP is joining hands with other law enforcement agencies in this regard,” she said.
Okah-Donli added that in addition to the ongoing prosecution of the principal suspects, the Makurdi zonal command of the agency had been given a directive to ensure that the roles of other accomplices in the matter, especially those whose conspiracy of silence led to the tragedy, are reviewed for any possible action.
She expressed condolences to the family of the late Elizabeth for the loss.
Ochanya had battled Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and other health complications at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi after being allegedly severely abused by one Andrew Ogbuja, the Head of Department, Catering and Hotel Management at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Benue State, and his son, Victor Inalegwu Ogbuja, a final year student of Animal Production at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. They allegedly consistently sexually molested Elizabeth since she was 9 years to age 13 which eventually led to her death.
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