11-Year-Old Orphan Sexually Assaulted

The Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt has charged stepfather, pastor and school teacher for raping an 11-year-old girl at different times.

Report has it that the rapists carried out the act in Buguma in Asari Toru local Government Area of the state.

In the charge sheet, number PMCNO/1771C/2022, those arraigned are 23 year old Ebi Jack, 22 year old Fubara George, 20 years old Precious Wokoma, 53 year old Dennis Lugard and 32 year old Alalibo Harry.

The victim (name withheld) had, before the matter went to court, told newsmen that the suspects were her stepfather, her school class teacher, the pastor of a new generation church in Buguma, Rivers State, and two youths whom she described as “area boys”.

According to her, all the five persons had at different times, sexually abused her since the age of six.

After listening to the counsels in the matter, the Chief Magistrate Menenen Poromon, directed for an amendment of the charge and adjourned the case for the suspects to take their plea and for bail consideration.

The publicity secretary of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Rivers State branch, Sophia Afoloyan, said the organization would follow the matter to a logical conclusion to ensure that the suspects were prosecuted.

She expressed surprise that even those who ought to have protected the girl, failed in their responsibilities.

“It is sad, it is degrading and it shows the level that the society has become, that you cannot even trust anybody.

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