The 15-year-old girl who was stripped naked, beaten and dehumanized for allegedly having sex with her boyfriend, has now come out shining in the case as she has been given a full scholarship to the university level.
The disturbing incident was said to have happened in Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was posted online as the naked girl who has been identified as Uzoamaka Chukwu, a Junior Secondary School Two (JSS 2) student and an orphan, who was tortured by her guardian on the trumped up charges of having sex with a boyfriend.
The viral video drew the anger of Nigerians including the lawmaker representing the constituency, Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie, who took up the case and vowed to unravel the brains behind such a dastardly act. He stated that those behind the inhuman acts on the girl are actually local politicians in the area, including two serving police officers who supervised the beating.
Child Rights Activist also played a key role by setting up a social media platform tagged #justice4uzoamaka, to make sure the girl gets justice from the people who tormented her in such a manner.
Today, Uzoamaka has come out of the incidence with a new story as her education is guaranteed while the goodwill that has ben following her is quite unprecedented.
Hon. Okorie who has not rested since the issue came to light, visited the girl at the rehabilitation center she was taken to and promised to sponsor her education to the highest level, while also calling the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, to make sure that the culprits are brought to book.
Hon. Okorie has also vowed to make sure the case is not swept under the carpet.
This is what Hon. Okorie posted on his Facebook page:
"Earlier today, I met one on one with Uzoamaka Chukwu, the unfortunate 15-year-old JSS 2 student from Uburu in Ohaozara LGA of my constituency who was recently made "popular" by unknown persons who brutalized and dehumanized her through torture and defilement of her humanity.
I met her on the invitation of her family who seek inquest into her sickening ordeal and also justice for her. I also insisted on hearing directly from her on the circumstances of her torture and public defilement.
For if I must speak about it, I should do so on the strength of first hand information and a conviction that she is truly a victim.
Her story is heartrending and painful. And truly she is a victim of inhumanity and highhandedness of misplaced power/authority.
First, she is a 15 year old minor and wait for it ...an ORPHAN! Her father died while she was only 4 in 2004 and her mother painfully followed suit two years later in 2006 when she was barely 6 year old.
So she had no father to catch her in the immoral circumstance that was earlier reported. That story is on all scores a fabrication to deceive the public into antagonizing her to cover the tracks of her aggressors.
Two, her family is too poor to own that 'rich' apartment where she was tortured, molested and traumatized or the cars in the foreground of the premises. Indeed, she claims to know the owner of the house who she reports is the leader and mastermind of her unfortunate ordeal.
She remembers and positively identified more than four persons who participated in that show of inhumanity on her. More disturbing of her revelations is the fact that TWO SERVING POLICEMEN were actively involved in this inhuman and illegal act of primitivity, along with a key political leader of her immediate environment.
These two categories of public officers are those to whom one would have expected her to run if confronted with the circumstance as she suffered in their hands.
While condemning the grievous and indecent dehumanization that was the torture and public unclading of Uzoamaka, one is more particularly alarmed by the mindless act of video recording the entire nauseating scene and posting online of such vile and murderous product by the same perpetrators.
Finally, I refuse to pronounce anyone guilty in this most inhuman criminality pending thorough investigation by security agencies, I however condemn it in the most strongest of terms.
I wish to assure the family who has approached me as their representative, and all well meaning persons, to assist them in ensuring that proper investigation is conducted into this matter to unravel the truth and to pursue justice for little Uzoamaka that I shall commit every energy available to me to ensure that this matter is not swept under any carpet and that no other child is made to suffer such indignity and inhumanity on any account.
I invite all men and women of good will to support this cause. I am convinced that this is well within the mandate I bear and that I enjoy your support in this regard."
"Finally, I appeal to the Inspector-General of Police as well as the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State, Compol Peace Ibekwe Abdalla, to ensure that proper investigation is urgently conducted into this matter in order to bring all culprits to swift justice.
I am going to remain vigilant on this matter and appeal to everyone else to do the same. This is about the humanity in us. It's not about Uzoamaka or whoever is involved in this debacle."
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