Leadership (Abuja)

22 January 2013

Nigeria: Group Sends SOS to Gov Dickson Over Rape Cases

The National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps yesterday sent a Save-Our-Soul (SOS) message to the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson over the rising cases of rape and violence against women and children in the state, asking the Governor to prevail on the State Police Command to initiate a high powered investigation into the gang-rape and murder of a 18 year old girl, Miss Imomoemi Esegi by some unknown youths.

The group, through its Coordinator, Princess Elizabeth Egbe said that over 100 cases of violence against children and women have been carried out in most parts of the state without any of the culprits being prosecuted and jailed by the Police due to the greed of parents for financial settlement and fear of disclosure.

According to the group, a case of gang rape ,which occurred in Amarata area is of concern as no noticeable investigation has been carried out by the Police. The Victim was gang-raped to death on the 30th of July,2012 between 12 noon and 2pm inside a shop. The victim, who hails from Agudama-Epetiama in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, was an employee of Sharon Ideal Home Furniture at Amarata.

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