14-year-old schoolgirl raped to death in Lagos
Obiamaka Orakwue, a JSS 3 student who hails from Obosi in Anambra State, was reportedly raped to death in her home in Abule Ado, Lagos state, on the 10th of July, 2017.
Giving an account of the incident, the distraught mother of the deceased, Mrs Orakwue, said: “I was at work when I got a call from our neighbour that they saw some boys jumping out from the fence of our compound and that my daughter was not responding to the knock on the gate since it was locked from inside.
I was worried because my daughter was the only one at home and her other siblings were on holidays at my elder brothers 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 the pool of her blood.
I asked her what happened and all she could mutter was, “Mummy…those boys I told you about”.
When asked about the (boys), Mrs Orakwue, who burst into tears, said that her daughter complained about some boys who had made advances towards her when she came back on holidays from school just recently but she rebuffed them and they swore to teach her a lesson.
“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,” she said amidst tears.
The father of the deceased, Mr Obinna Orakwue, who could not hide his emotions, lamented that enough was not being done to find out those behind the demise of his daughter.
“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.” Obiamaka was laid to rest on Friday, 21st of July 2017, at the Berger Cemetery, Lagos.