Girl, 16, gang-raped by four boys, dies of strange ailment


…One suspect held, others on the run
…Bereaved father accuses the police of turning case against him; says govt. officials demanded money to save dying daughter

By Funmi Ajumobi

Barely two weeks after Lagos State and the Child Protection Network (CPN) secured justice for a raped 10-year-old girl when her attacker bagged 26 years jail term, another girl, simply identified as Bosede, 16, lost her life 10 months after she was allegedly gang-raped by four boys in Oke Eri area of Oworonsoki, Lagos. 

Oke –Eri is a riverine community where poverty is prevalent.

Bosede was said to have taken critically ill immediately after the attack and did not recover until she passed on. The harsh environment created for Bosede and her family points to the fact that some people see rape as a normal occurrence that no one should raise eyebrows about but something to be settled even after the…

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