The Acting Governor of Benue State, Engineer Benson Abounu urges the police and judiciary to ensure that justice is done over the death of 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, who died after being reportedly violated sexually.Engineer Abounu describes the act as inhuman, shameful and deserving of nothing less than appropriate punishment for the perpetrators.He says the Benue State Government will give the police necessary support towards the prosecution of the case to its conclusion, to serve as deterrent to others with similar evil tendencies.He says the mere thought of sexually molesting a minor is in itself condemnable, and stressed that those who take advantage of vulnerable persons in the society commit unpardonable sins against God and humanity.Engineer Abounu commiserates with the family of the late Ochanya and assures them that the death of their daughter will not go in vain.
Ede Ogaba EdeChief Press Secretary Acting Governor, Benue State24th October, 2018.