Nigeria: 11-year-old girl rapped by several men

Nigeria: 11-year-old girl rapped by several men

Five men were arraigned by the police before a Magistrate Court for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Buguma in the Asari Toru local government area of the state, Nigeria.

Before the matter went to court, the victim told newsmen that the suspects included her stepfather, her school class teacher, the pastor of a new generation church in Buguma, Rivers State, and two youths whom she described as “area boys.”

She said all five persons had at different times, sexually abused her since the age of six.

The Chief Magistrate, after listening to the counsels in the matter, directed for an amendment of the charge and adjourned the case for the suspects to take their plea and for bail consideration.

In an interview, the publicity secretary of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Rivers State branch, said the organization would follow the matter to a logical conclusion to ensure that the suspects were prosecuted.

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