A fourteen year old girl Obiamaka Orakwue, an indigene of Obosi in Anambra state was on July 10th, gang raped and left to die in the pool of her own blood at her parents home in the Abule Ado area of Lagos state.
Her painful demise was announced by Anambra state online Facebook page. According to the information, Obiamaka who was home for the holidays was alone when some Indian Hemp smoking boys whose love advances she had previously rebuffed scaled her family’s compound fence, gained access to their apartment and committed the act.
Obiamaka was raped and left her in the pool of her own blood. However some residents who had seen the boys scale the fence as they departed the compound, alerted the mother of the now deceased who rushed home from her workplace immediately.
She got home to find her 14 year old daughter with blood stains on her vagina and gasping for air. She rushed her to a hospital where sadly she was confirmed dead.
The broken hearted mum narrating the heart wrenching incident said:
“I was at work when I got a call from our neighbor 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”…,
According to Mrs Orakwue, her daughter had 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.” He described his daughter as an intelligent student with a very bright future. “She was meant to be in JSS 3 by the next academic session. We told her to join her siblings in my in-law’s house but she insisted she wanted to stay at home to help with the house chores especially since I and my wife were away at work. Now see what has happened. I leave it in the hands of God to judge”, he said.
Obiamaka Ngozichukwu Orakwue was laid to rest last Friday July 21st at the Berger Cemetery.