Lagos State Command has started the investigation of the death of 14-year-old Obiamaka Orakwue, who was raped to death by some neighbourhood thugs at Abule Ado, Lagos State.
Obiamaka, a senior secondary school student died after she was choked and raped in her parent’s house while her parents were away. It was said that she was asleep in her room when the unknown suspects broke into her apartment and choked her to prevent her from screaming. After violently having their way with her in turns, the suspects were said to have smashed her head with a stone, although initial reports claimed she was murdered by some boys whose advances she repelled.
Reports claim that she was found dead when her mother was called from work to come open the gate after people in her neighbourhood had seen the hoodlums jump over her fence out and she (Obiamaka) was not answering her name.
As the family still battle with the death of their daughter in cold blood, the inability of the police to catch the culprits five days after the incident happened has been like an open sore that has refused to heal. Some activists have made sure that the police rise up to their responsibilities and fish out the culprits.
Women and child’s right activist, Esther Ijewere is one of those who has taken up the matter and also demanding justice for the deceased. To propel the security agencies to action, she said a peaceful sit-down protest will be held on Thursday the 3rd of August, 2017 at the governor’s office at the secretariat in Alausa, and added that, as we rejoice and thank God for the release of the 6 boys, we should remember our young girls that have been raped and traumatized.