Tears, as teenage rape victim is buried .
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Emotions were high, yesterday, during the burial of Ochanya Obaje Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl, who died on October 17, after being raped allegedly by a lecturer of Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor.
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She was buried in her hometown, Ogene Amejo. Ochanya, a Junior Secondary School 1 student, died from complications of five years of anal and vaginal rape which led to Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and other health complications. .
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This occurred when she was living with the family. While Mr Ogbuja was arrested by the police, arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court in August 2018 and remanded in prison, his son fled. .
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The death has led to protests by several civil society organisations in Abuja, Makurdi and other parts of Nigeria. Ogbuja has been remanded in prison till the next date of hearing of the matter in court on November 29.