The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Premiere Academy in Abuja has called on the police to release the autopsy result on the student of the school who died of alleged sexual assault.
The 14-year-old student died in controversial circumstances in June while she was being hospitalised at Queens Clinic, Abuja.
Vihimga Akpagher, the deceased’s mother, had earlier alleged that her daughter died from an infection after a condom was found in her private parts.
The institution, however, dismissed the claim, adding that it would release a “factual and composite” statement after the police have concluded an investigation into the matter.
In a statement released after a meeting with the school’s management, the parents said making the autopsy result public would address the controversies trailing the incident.
In the statement signed by Uche Anyanwu, its chairman, the association said it had closely followed the clash of passions and positions in the public space with regards to the student’s death.
The parents described the student’s death as “heart-rending”, adding that the association will continue to advocate justice for the bereaved family.
The PTA also said after examining the matter, it is convinced that the circumstances leading to the student’s medical emergency while at home with her mother should also be looked into.
It added that as a responsible association, it could no longer fold its arms and “watch agenda-driven people destroy the hard-earned credibility and reputation of their children’s school.”
The association said that the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, which had investigated the matter to the point of obtaining an autopsy, owe members of the public the duty to publish its finding.
It said as long as the police continue to delay the release of its investigation report, “mischief-makers continue to take advantage of the vacuum to create hate and disharmony in the public space.”
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