A traditional ruler in Ahoada East Local Government Area in Rivers State has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Ula-Ehuda community.
However, the victim’s family has dropped the case due to alleged threats to their lives, according to the advocacy group Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign.
The statement reads…
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“On the alleged defilement of a 16-year-old girl by a Traditional Ruler (His Royal Highness) who hails from Ula-Ehuda community in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, the family of the 16-year-old girl has informed the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign that they cannot continue with the case due to threats to their life,” The medical test results of the 16-year-old girl’s medical examination at Ahoada General Hospital show that she was defiled. The Centre cannot weep as much as the bereaved. We have done our part. We will continue to stand against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.”