Governor Ortom Orders Investigation Into Gang-Rape Of Teenage Girl

Governor Ortom Orders Investigation Into Gang-Rape Of Teenage Girl

By Senior Editor | The Trent on February 9, 2021
Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State
Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 charged security operatives to investigate the gang-rape of the teenager by four men in Obi Local Government Area of the state.

He who made the charge in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Tuesday, condemned the incident and described it as barbaric, dehumanizing and unfortunate.

Governor Ortom stressed that the arrest and prosecution of the culprits will serve as deterrent to persons who engage in the defilement of minors and other crimes.

He charged the chairman of Obi Local Government and traditional rulers from the area to collaborate with security agencies to fish out the rape suspects and bring them to justice.

He encouraged parents and guardians to closely monitor the movement of their children and report any case of rape to security operatives.

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