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Project Alert and others identify ABSU rape victim

Josephine Chukwuma

by Abidemi Dairo

The Abia State University gang rape victim has been identified by a coalition of different human right groups. The groups include but not limited to, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, Enough is Enough, National Human Right Commission and Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, amongst others. According to Mrs. Josephine Chukwuma, director Project Alert, the victim, a certified student of Abia State University is still alive as oppose to reports suggesting otherwise.

“We have located her there in Abia State,” Chukwuma said.

Chuckwuma also revealed that the victim is currently in a delicate state psychologically: “That girl is a ticking bomb right now; she is a potential suicide case or a murder case. Imagine she can lay her hands on a weapon now, what do you think will happen to her rapists? We are working on how to get her out of the state for protection and rehabilitation. Her safety comes first before we can begin to talk about justice. We need to show her all the love and support she requires to get over the trauma, before we begin to pursue justice.”

She also bemoans the lackadaisical attention the State Government has adopted on the issue. “It is a shame that the state government will dismiss the case without proper investigation. It appears the government is more interested in protecting the name of the state than making sure justice prevail. In less than 24 hours, the State government and the school authority have come out to deny the incident without investigating first. There are even rumors that the Vice Chancellor is threatening to rusticate the victim is she escalates the matter. We need to get her out of that state for her own safety first,” she laments.

She calls on the Ministers of Youth Development and Women Affairs and other pressure groups to sustain the pressure to ensure that the victim is adequately protected and rehabilitated and that justice is carried out.

“I call on our ministers and other pressure groups and human right groups to follow up the case and see to it that the victim receives adequate counseling and that the perpetrators of this crime be fished out and made to face the law,” she said.

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  1. the words of a great leader once said when people ignore bad things evil prevails these came true when a viscious atrocity was committed in Germany ang much of Europe during the Nazi-run extermination of jews and other "undesirables"
    it is time for us to learn from the past so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past

  2. For Gods sake Project Alert should stop playing politics with a pathetic case of this nature. The victim has not been identified or located. Project Alert should be responsive. If they did, let them move in and protect her and then front for investigation.Let them rehabilatate her and take up the case with security agencies. This is crime against humanity for Gods sake. Stop playing politics with the poor name.

  3. ANY ONE THAT TRIES TO COVER THIS RAPE AND DENY OR DISMISS IT WILL NEVER FIND PEACE. THE VC OF ABSU AND HIS LIKES….MAY THIS SAME THING HAPPEN TO YOUR WIVES, DAUGTHERS AND GRAND DAUGTHERS AMEN. IF U ACKNOWLEDGE EVIL,IT SHALL COME TO YOU…GOD PUNISH ALL OF YOU.

  4. MORE OF SUCH SHAMELESS ACT WILL CONTINUE IF THIS ONE IS NOT PROPERLY INVESTIGATED AND HANDLED. THE GANGSTER REPIST MUST BE CHILDREN OF THE HIGH AND MIGHTY IN THE SOCIETY. THE VP OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE GOVERNOR ARE PARTIES IN THE CRIME BECAUSE OF THE SPEED WHICH THEY DENIED THE CRIME AND DISMISED IT. A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION WILL PUT ALL OF THEM TO SHAME. GOD IS NOT SLEEPING, MAY BE THE GIRL IS A CHILD OF NOBODY THAT IS WHY SHE IS TREATED THAT WAY. GOD WILL FIGHT FOR HER.

  5. we shouldn't be quiet about this issue, lets ensure that justice is served. my sympathy goes to the girl

  6. May God Punish Governor T. Orji Of Abia State and his yeye wife for their Lies lack of leadership and insensitivity on this issue.

    May the VC of ABSU ans the police commissioner rot in HELLFIRE for their lies and insensitivity.

    God Bless Young Nigerians on Social Media and the Youth Minister and The Senator that helped with this case.

    The Rapists are already cursed

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  8. First, well done to project alert, KIND and others.

    Second, if you guys can get this girl [victim] into another university outside Abia State, that will be very great indeed. I'm sure there are public and private universities within Nigeria that can help if approached. She needs to leave that State and Environment.

  9. I am shocked to the marrows, to hear that, the school authorities, and the State Government denied the incident ever occurring. It is a shame, that protectors of the law could put up such a shameless defence. The bastards must be prosecuted, and the Vice-Chancellor, if proven, that, he and his administration, threatened to expel the victim, should be sanctioned by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and NUC. We cannot condone such recklessness any longer. Be it in ABSU, or any other institution in the country or the society at large. We must stand out against these vices.

  10. Get these people out of office. Especially the Vice-Chancellor.

  11. Truly God will punish teh Abia Governor

  12. Abia State Government should be ashamed of themselves. Seriously!

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