By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Child Protection Network (CPN), Ogun State Chapter on Saturday appealed to the state police command to thoroughly investigate the raping and murder of a 14- year- old secondary school student, Fathia Ojewoye.
The deceased was declared missing by her parents on Wednesday, October, 16, at Agbeloba-Oniyonrin area of Abeokuta and her corpse was found three days later.
A statement issued and signed by Network’s Coordinator, Alfred Soleye, said the coalition was sad and shocked over the brutal murder of the girl
The network urged the police to carry out accurate forensics on exhibits recovered from the crime scene to ensure perpetrators are brought to book and justice is served.
“The Ogun Child Protection Network (CPN), a coalition of Non Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations condemned the brutal defilement and murder of a 14 year old Senior Secondary school girl who was reported missing at the Agbeloba Oriyanrin axis of Abeokuta on Wednesday 16th, September 2020 and whose body was found three days later.
“We urge the police to carry out detailed investigation and accurate forensics on exhibits recovered from the crime scene to ensure perpetrators are brought to book and justice is served”.
The Network also commiserated with the family over the loss of their innocent daughter and pledges its commitment to support the family, adding that they would ensure that suspects apprehended as well as charged to court for justice to prevail.
“Child Protection Network prays that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and seize this opportunity to urge parents to always monitor their wards and children’, the statement said.
Confirming the incident, the State Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said investigation has commenced with assurance that the perpetrators would be apprehended in due course.
Oyeyemi revealed that the corpse of the girl had being deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Sokenu, Abeokuta, adding that arrangement was ongoing to conduct autopsy on the corpse.
As the time of filing this report, no suspect has been arrested yet.
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