chanya’s rape case won’t be swept under the carpet, says Ortom

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13-year-old Ochanya, died as a result from complications of VVF after she was allegedly raped by her guardian, Andrew Ogbuja and his son, victor.

13-year-old Ochanya, died as a result from complications of VVF after she was allegedly raped by her guardian, Andrew Ogbuja and his son, victor.

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, says Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje’s case will not be swept under the carpet.

Ochanya, 13, died from complications of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) after she was allegedly raped by her guardian, Andrew Ogbuja and his son, victor.

During a protest in Makurdi, the Benue state capital on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Ortom noted that his government would ensure that “the law takes its course” regarding the gruesome death of a 13-year old Ochanya.

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde, the governor described Ochanya’s death as painful and sheer wickedness.

“I am pained over her death because I also have daughters What if it were any of them? Indeed, this matter will not be swept under the carpet, the law must take its cause,” he said.

He urged girls in a similar situation to speak out in order to get help.

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