Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
The Benue State Government has called on the police and judiciary to ensure that justice is done over the death of 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, who died after being reportedly violated sexually.
Acting governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abounu, who made the call in a statement, on Wednesday, described the act as ‘inhuman, shameful and deserving of nothing less than appropriate punishment’ for the perpetrators.
Abounu, in the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ede Ogaba Ede, also vowed that the state government will stop at nothing to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act were brought to book.
He promised that the state government would give police necessary support towards the prosecution of the case to its logical conclusion, to serve as deterrent to others with similar evil tendencies.
“He says the mere thought of sexually molesting a minor is in itself condemnable, and stressed that those who take advantage of vulnerable persons in the society commit unpardonable sins against God and humanity,” the state read in part.
The acting governor also condoled with the family of the late Ochanya and assured them that the death of their daughter will not go in vain.