Man docked for raping a dumb girl
A Chief Magistrate court in Port Harcourt has ordered that a 25 years old man, Isaiah Gogo should be remanded in Prison custody for allegedly raping a speech impaired girl in Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
This was done by the Chief Magistrate, F.N Amanze who ordered that Isaiah Gogo should go an cool off his feet while the case is referred to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advise.
The said episode played out on June 24 at No 20 Adelabu street, Mile Two, Diobu in Port Harcourt.
The accused, (Isaiah Gogo) who reportedly attends the same Church with the victim, is facing two count charges of rape and assault of a young girl, an offence punishable with life imprisonment, according to the Laws of Rivers State.
Meanwhile, outside the Court room, State Chairman of the International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA, Anthonia Osademe said that the rate of sexual abuses against young girls in Rivers state was becoming alarming.
“You don’t want to imagine how many of these cases we get in our office on daily basis. I mean on daily basis.
“Every day at our centre, we get at least five cases of child rape, sexual abuse, defilement or even child labour. I tell you, it is on the increase.
“We just need people to report these cases so we can continue to fight it and get justice for many innocent girls. We believe it will reduce as time goes one but people must not keep quiet,” she said.
Osademe urged victims of child abuse and concerned members of the public to speak out on rape matters.