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ENUGU: Grandfather Rapes A 9-Year-old Girl –The Custodian

Sep 10, 2015

By Peace Ijeoma/

saynotorapeChief Wilfred Ogbodo, 78years, has been charged to court by Enugu State Police Command for alleg­edly raping a nine year old daughter of one of his tenants in Enugu. Chief Ogbodo allegedly com­mitted the act after he invited the girl to his flat where he subdued her before allegedly commit­ting the crime. Enugu-based sexual assault referral center, Tamar SARC , has vowed to ensure that Ogbodo faces the full wrath of the law.How can a man of his age subdue a little girl to such a dirty act of shame.

Narrating her ordeal to the assault referral center managed by Women Aid Collective(WACOL) and funded by Justice for All (J4A), the girl alleged that her landlord used threats and intimidation to subdue her before committing the wicked act. She narrated how the suspect identified as Og­bodo, invited her to his flat, while he was alone, stripped her naked and raped her. The girl’s words: “He used his hands first, to rub my vagina and later, his mouth to have oral sex with me before penetrat­ing inside me. He told me that, though his penis is big, he has to use it on me anyway, and he had sex with me in my vagina and my anus.’’ The girl said she bled profusely and the suspect tried to stop the bleeding by cleaning her vagina with his handkerchief and shirt, before his wife came in unexpectedly. “While he was clean­ing me up, the wife came knocking at the door. The wife’s knock was so loud that he later opened the door and the wife asked me, what the husband did, and I told her’’ the girl stated.

Reacting to the inci­dent, the baffled parents of the girl expressed shock at what happened to their daughter and vowed to seek justice,they will ensure the treatment of their child, to avoid any adverse medical effect on her in future. They however, thanked TAMAR SARC for the treatment and counseling of their child, which they noted, was prompt. It was gathered that, though the case has been charged to court, and the suspect arrested, Tamar SARC’s follow-up on the matter revealed that the case file has been for­warded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.

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78-year-old landlord rapes tenant’s 9-year-old daughter in Enugu

By Our Reporter on September 10, 2015 National

…Group vows to seek justice

From Petrus Obi, Enugu

 

ENUGU State Police Command has charged to court Chief Wilfred Ogbodo, 78, for alleg­edly raping a nine year old daughter of one of his tenants in Enugu.

Ogbodo allegedly com­mitted the act after he invited the girl to his flat where he subdued her before allegedly commit­ting the crime.

Enugu-based sexual assault referral center, Tamar SARC , has vowed to ensure that Ogbodo faces the full wrath of the law.

Narrating her ordeal to the assault referral center managed by Women Aid Collective(WACOL) and funded by Justice for All (J4A), the girl (names withheld) alleged that her landlord used threats and intimidation to subdue her before committing the wicked act.

She narrated how the suspect identified as Og­bodo, invited her to his flat, while he was alone, stripped her naked and raped her.

The girl’s words: “He used his hands first, to rub my vagina and later, his mouth to have oral sex with me before penetrat­ing inside me. He told me that, though his penis is big, he has to use it on me anyway, and he had sex with me in my vagina and my anus.’’

The girl said she bled profusely and the suspect tried to stop the bleeding by cleaning her vagina with his handkerchief and shirt, before his wife came in unexpectedly.

“While he was clean­ing me up, the wife came knocking at the door. The wife’s knock was so loud that he later opened the door and the wife asked me, what the husband did, and I told her’’ the girl stated.

Reacting to the inci­dent, bewildered parents of the girl expressed shock at what happened to their daughter and vowed to seek justice ensured the treatment of their child, to avoid any adverse medical effect on her in future.

They however, thanked TAMAR SARC for the treatment and counseling of their child, which they noted, was prompt.

It was gathered that, though the case has been charged to court, and the suspect remanded, Tamar SARC’s follow-up on the matter revealed that the case file has been for­warded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.

 


DFID Raises Alarm Over High Rate Of Rape Cases  In South East, Nigeria

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu

rape_DFIDBALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department For International Development, DFID funded Sexual Assault and Referral Centre, Tamar (SARC) Enugu, has raised the alarm over high rate of violence rape cases in South East, Nigeria, saying it has so far recorded no fewer than 320 abuses within one year of its establishment.

The organisation is managed by an Enugu based non governmental organizaton, NGO Women Aid Collective(WACOL) and financed by the Justice for All (J4A) of the DFID.

Presenting the statistical data, during a meeting with media against violence network weekend, Manager of Tamar SARC, Miss Nkechi Nwabueze, stated that the figure reflected only the few cases, reported to the office,adding that many cases are not reported.


She disclosed that out of the figure, 84 cases are minors below five years, 102 adolescent, 114 youths, 22 adults, while six were old people.

According to her, one of the cases was successfully prosecuted in law court, and the perpetrator is currently serving a 14 year jail term.

Nwabueze, explained that the media parley, was to brief newsmen on  activities of Tamar SARC as well as seek their partnership in the fight against rape, stressing that the media and the general public owe it as a duty, to protect “our children and our youths by frequently reporting sexual violence, and its consequences to the society”.

She added that out of the 320 cases recorded at the center, only 27 were charged to court, saying “this low record was due to parents and victims culture of Silence and reluctant to seek legal redress.

“Tamar SARC door is always open; we just need people to report cases through our hotline, 09091333000 or 09092777000, visit our Office at no 2A Salvage crescent, (FSP building) opposite Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu” she stated.

The manager, lamented that some parents always retreat on pursuing cases, stressing that “any rapist or pedophilia, must be sent to jail, to serve as a deterrent to others, thus stopping serial rapists on their track.

Also speaking at the event, the Behavioral Change Officer at Path2, Mr. George Eki, said that the society needs champions of change, and urged the media to take the lead battle against sexual violence, by effectively reporting rape cases.

Members of the media also pledged their support and commitment towards eliminating all forms of sexual assault.

Another stakeholder Mr. Newton Barabara, in his own view, want the private sector to come on board by sponsoring some sensitization campaign aimed at fighting the rising incidence of sexual deviance in the society as part of their social responsibility.

The Media Network is made up of newsmen drawn from both the print and electronic.


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