Karen Akpagher, a student at the Premier Academy in Lugbe, Abuja, died after she was allegedly raped, and members of the Movement for Justice for Karen have protested the alleged delay in justice for her.
After a condom was discovered in her private parts, the 14-year-old student was said to have died of an infection.
Mrs Vihimga Akpagher, the SS1 student’s mother, allegedly sexually abused her before withdrawing her from school on June 19, 2021, for treatment.
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Premier Academy, on the other hand, stated that the abuse occurred after she had left the school grounds.
Karen died in a hospital in Abuja’s Wuse 2 neighborhood two days later.
Ikem Anthony, an activist, accused the police and the school of not being proactive during a protest on Tuesday at the Place in Magboro, Ogun State.
“Late Karen was a student of Premier Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, and died in June 2021, and we have not heard anything since then,” he said. There was no arrest, no nothing.
“As a result, we are dissatisfied with the development and the role of the media.” They have remained silent because many people are affected by these unfortunate circumstances. We have resolved not to let Karen’s case go to waste. She was raped, according to the police. “We are pleading with the police to do the right thing and not be biased in their investigation of the case,” they said. We want them to find the criminals and bring them to justice.”
Another group member, lawyer John Olobayo, questioned why no arrests had been made in the case.
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“This incident occurred over seven months ago, and the police have yet to make an arrest,” he said. Our justice system has failed us here. This was a young girl who had been raped. We’re pleading with the cops to wake up and do their jobs. We want them to hold the perpetrators responsible.”
“This act should not repeat itself anywhere in the country,” said Sunday Ifeanyi, another member of the group.