Calls for justice have begun to gain momentum on social media after an 11-year-old girl was raped to death in the Ejigbo area of Lagos state.
It is understood that the incident occurred on Wednesday within an uncompleted building along Olarewaju Street, where the little girl was found lifeless and bleeding from the sexual assault.
When contacted, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the state police spokesperson, said investigations are still ongoing on the case while the command hunts the suspects who committed the crime.
“We have information that we cannot release. We’re going to get the three suspects. My comment is we’re on it. We’re going to get the three suspects. That’s all for now,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.
The deceased’s father had narrated how she was sent on an errand to purchase a pack of sausage roll and how panic had set in after she failed to return home.
“I was shocked when my wife said she hadn’t returned from where she was to collect a carton of the gala because it was unusual of her to stay long outside,” he was quoted as saying.
“I went to three of her classmate’s houses to look for her but they all said they didn’t see her. I was walking like a mad man, asking everyone I saw about her whereabouts and it was getting dark.
“I saw a man who lives on the same street with me and told him I was looking for my daughter. He told me he had to close early because a little girl was raped to death in a building close to his shop.
“I decided to go and check since I was looking for my daughter and he accompanied me to the building. Behold, when I got there, it was my daughter, She laid motionless.
“I shouted, shook her vigorously as I called out her name, begging her to wake up. But she didn’t respond. I was too shocked to believe she was gone just like that.
“A child I left hale and hearty while leaving the house in the morning, was gone when I returned.”
The development comes months after a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) died from injuries she sustained after she was attacked and raped inside a near Ikpoba Hill in Benin, Edo state.
Some Nigerians have since taken to Twitter to condemn the persistence of gender-based violence in Nigeria.
An innocent 11yr old was raped and murdered by some men in Ejigbo. Our young girls aren't safe.
— Dutchess Ada ⚘ (@adaings) October 4, 2020Advertisement
— CREME DE LA CREME (@ewa_wunmi) October 3, 2020
An 11 year old girl was gang raped by atleast 4men??????? And my tl is calm????? You lots have either not heard or are out of your damn minds if you aren’t using your voice to trend #justiceforFavour
— Miss Supernatural (@_Juanitaa__) October 3, 2020
#JusticeforFavour should be trending. An 11 year old girl was gang raped to death in Lagos and we are not talking about it enough. Those men must pay.
— Hot Stuff (@juliusnotceaser) October 3, 2020
It's like you people don't understand.
Do you have any 11-year old around you to be able to grasp what 11-year olds look like.
— Aunty Ife 👑 (@CupofCoffee_xo) October 4, 2020
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