Members of Coalition of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Responders on Friday in Abuja staged a protest tagged #Justice4KerenRally in honour of 14-year-old boarding scholar of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, the late Karen-Happuch Akpagher who was allegedly raped by yet-to-be-identified individuals.
The activists, clad in customised black T-Shirts and with Keren’s portrait converged at Unity Fountain.
They displayed banners with varied messages and chanted anti-rape songs.
The chief of the Coalition, Lemmy Ughegbe, who was earlier invited by the police, mentioned his life was below risk.
He mentioned some hoodlums had taken over his home, including that he had vacated his home for worry of being attacked by unknown individuals.
Ughegbe additionally mentioned the motion can’t be suppressed or intimidated in its quest to hunt justice for Keren.
He mentioned that they had misplaced confidence within the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, in its dealing with of the case on account of their compromising postures and tendencies.
He, due to this fact, known as for an intensive investigation into the case.
The activist accused the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fom Pam Joseph of being an celebration within the matter, saying he has no ethical or authorized justification to supervise the case.
He mentioned, “The letter they sent to me inviting me to the police, they wrote my name very wrongly and they addressed it to Babylove School in Lugbe. I am not addressing you or the police in the capacity of Babylove. All the statements I have issued on behalf of the coalition were at the instance of Men Against Rape Foundation.
“The proven fact that they’ve gone to my home and as I speak to you hoodlums are throughout the surroundings now. I really feel unsafe and if something occurs to me or any member of my household please maintain the Deputy Commissioner of Police, FCT, Mr. Fom Pam Joseph accountable however this motion can’t be quenched, we should search justice for Keren and that’s our willpower.
“All we are interested in is that the school be thoroughly investigated, not just for crime against Keren but also there are a series of crimes that have occurred.”