Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured that his government will ensure that “the law takes its course” regarding the death of thirteen-year old Ochanya Ogbanje.
Ortom gave the assurance today in Makurdi when some people from Benue State University protested to the Government House to register their displeasure over the unfortunate demise of the minor. Ogbanje was alleged to have been sexually abused for five years by a Polytechnic lecturer, Mr Andrew Ogbuja and his son.
Ortom, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde described the death of Ogbanje as painful and sad, stressing that her future was cut short out of sheer wickedness.
The governor, however, urged all abused persons to speak out so that the world would know their plight, and those in authority would be able to come to their aid and stop the ugly trend. He admonished people to desist from stigmatising victims of sexual abuse, saying that doing so will make them become unwilling to make their cases public.