Opinion

SAVE OCHANYA SAMSON FROM SEXUAL MOLESTATION, RAPE & BABY FACTORY SYNDICATE –By Andy Kaggwa Obeya

Thomas Bakia met Ochanya Samson yesterday evening. She is 17 years of age and hails from Benue State.

According to reports, she was molested by a man who forcefully wanted her to see him and in the midst of the molestation, she almost lost her eye.
She is an orphan with no father or mother, was driven out of the house by her uncle who was displeased with her behaviour as alleged. She lived with a woman who also decided to send her packing because she was scared of her uncle.

This girl has been raped a number of times, eventually had to go into prostitution to survive and just when she made up her mind to quit, she suffered these attacks.
According to the woman that provided shelter for the poor girl, ‘Ochanya had a baby when she was 15 and her uncles who threw her out, took her to Aba and sold the baby for 500,000 naira and took the money from her. Returning to Abuja, they got a house; same house they live in at the moment and they sent Ochanya away’.

According to Thomas, ‘After I left the woman’s house yesterday night with my friend, I saw how furious they really were. They went behind and threatened the woman to send her away so we don’t get to see her again.This is so she doesn’t reveal this story to me’.

I called Thomas to confirm the story and it is shocking that no one has really stepped in for this poor girl yet.

I am appealing that we deploy all the necessary resources to have those parties involved in this matter apprehended and justice served.


NAPTIP, FIDA, women and girl – child activists must get involve now!

Culled from the Facebook page of Andy Kaggwa Obeya