Tears flow as Teenage Rape victim, Ochanya, 13yrs, buried

It was a sad day as Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl, who died on complications of VVF October 17 after being raped allegedly by her guardian, Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo has been buried at Ogene-Amejo Vilage in Okpokwu Local Government of Benue State.

Oguja, 61, and his son, Victor, allegedly began molesting sexually since she was eight – a situation which exposed her to developing Vesicovagina Fistula (VVF).

Members of Ochanya’s family and community crying as they paid their last respect. Civil society organisations were also represented at the funeral.

Mr Ogbuja has been arrested by the police, arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court in August 2018 and remanded in prison, his son fled.

The death has led to protests by several civil society organisations in Abuja, Makurdi and other parts of Nigeria.

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