13-yr-old girl gang-raped in Kaduna, hospitalised

A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly drugged and gangraped by four men in Kaduna is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. It was gathered that the four men drugged her and after raping her dumped her in a parked car outside their home .

The Mnistry of Human Services and Social Development, which disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle, said it was following up the case It stated that the four rapists and one collaborator have since been arrested and the case has moved to the State Criminal Investigative Department of the police for further investigation.

The ministry said after investigation, the suspects would be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction. The ministry regretted that while the ongoing conversation “on #SayNoToRapists continues, in the state, the monstrous practitioners
have not shown signs of slowing down.”

Several campaigns through hashtags on social media have been calling on the government to address rape cases.

Some states have started making moves to review existing laws on rape because the crime has started assuming a more dangerous dimension, especially with the case of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the University of Benin, who was raped and killed as well as Barakat, a teenage student in Ibadan.

 

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