A 14-year-old secondary school pupil, Obiamaka Orakwue, has been raped and killed in Lagos for refusing love advances from hoodlums in her neighbourhood.
It was learnt that the Junior Secondary School (JSS) pupil was attacked by some boys who scaled the fence into her parent’s Abule Ado residence while she was at home.
Obiamaka’s mother, said she was contacted by some of their neighbours who saw the boys jump out of their compound.
She said she was called right after the neighbours knocked on the gate to be sure the teenager was safe but got no response.
The bereaved mother said she rushed home from work immediately only to find her daughter breathing her last, with blood gushing out of her private part.
“I was at work when I got a call from our neighbor that they saw some boys jumping out from the fence of our compound. They said my daughter was not responding to knocks on the gate and it was locked from inside.
“I was worried because my daughter was the only one at home. Her other siblings were on holidays at my elder brother’s place in Lekki.
“On getting to the house, I opened the gate with my spare key and dashed into the room only to find my daughter gasping for breath in a pool of her blood. I asked her what happened and all she could mutter was, Mummy, those boys I told you about.
“It must have been the same boys that took advantage of the fact that I and my husband went to work and gained entry into the compound through the back fence of the house where they attacked my daughter.”
God will judge – Bereaved father
The victim’s father said he told her to join her other siblings in Lekki but his daughter insisted on staying at home to help with the house chores.
The pained father said, “I leave it in the hands of God to judge.”
“We have reported the incident to the police and they promised to apprehend the culprits but we still have not heard from them till date.
“She was a very intelligent child and had a bright future. She was to enter JSS III by the next academic session.”
On contacting the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-cole about the incident, he said he would have to get more details from the DPO, after which he would be able to provide more insights to the story.