Cumbae Uchendu
Cumbae Uchendu

Lady Begins Lone Protest Against Rivers Lawmaker Who Raped Her Sister

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

A Nigerian Facebook user, Cumbae Uchendu, who alleges that her sister was forcefully violated by a Rivers State Councillor is protesting for justice in Abuja.

Uchendu, who claims that the government official raped her sister at a hotel where she works, organised a 'one-man' protest today on the street that houses the hotel.

"I had a one-man protest yesterday on the hotel street. A senator met me, lawyers and activists ... We'll get justice. Help share, tag. Thank you. You are our family," she wrote on her Facebook page as she pleaded with her followers to share.

On Wednesday afternoon, the young lady had posted about the unfortunate incident on her timeline.

She wrote: "Please friends, kindly help me tag, share, tweet. Honourable CHETACHI ONWUME. A councillor in Rivers State, sexually molested my sister on Monday at her workplace where he lodged at gwarinpa Abuja. She went to give him his bill as he requested. He then grabbed her, strangled her and raped her. He deposited his sperm in her. Yesterday morning,having involving an activist/lawyer, he pleaded and offered a compensation of 50,000 which my sister and her lawyer refused. When the police got involved, he had disappeared. The hotel management claimed they didn't see him leave. My sister is still in the hospital. This morning at gwarinpa police station where we reported, they said the case will be forwarded to the command where such cases are handled. He has locked his Facebook account which as at yesterday was active. We hope we get justice. We are pained."

She would then follow up her initial post hours later with a picture of the accused after sharing a shot from her protest.

Her cries have gotten the attention of Human rights activists and lawyers in Abuja as they have now fixed meetings with her.

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