Coalition of Gender-Based Violence Responders stages solemn protest at Unity Fountain

Written by on December 10, 2021

A group called the Coalition of Gender-Based Violence Responders has staged a solemn protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the nation’s capital demanding a probe into the death of Keren- Happuch Akpagher an SS1 one boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe Abuja died in June 2021 of alleged rape complications.

The group gathered early on Wednesday morning at the Unity Fountain clad in black outfits, displaying placards with various inscriptions.

They demanded justice for the deceased and called on the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen; Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; and Minister of the FCT Mohammed Musa Bello to aid prompt delivery of justice.

The mother of the late teenage girl, Mrs Vivien Akpagher who was also at the protest said the Gender Department of the Police Force Headquarters is now handling the investigations, after they wrote a petition against the FCT command, for alleged complicity.

The House of Representatives earlier on Wednesday waded into the matter and ordered an investigation after a member moved a motion on the floor of the House.

The lawmakers during the plenary said the matter needs to be properly handled by the police. They mandated the House Committees on Education, Youth Development, and Women Affairs and Social Development to follow up with the investigation.

Seun  Fakorede

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