From Fred Itua, Abuja
The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to distort the facts that led to the death of 14-year-old student Keren-Happuch Akpagher, who died from infections caused by her. the condom left in her by her rapist.
In a statement released by Coalition Leader Lemmy Ughegbe and Ms. Edoamaowo Udeme, the coalition noted that Acting Director of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, Mr. Chris Akinsowon was working so hard to confuse Nigerians and the great public of the facts of the case in an interview he had with state television last weekend.
The coalition revealed that the medical report from the Queens Clinic in Wuse, Abuja, where Keren-Happuch died, clearly shows that she was “raped, a condom left inside her, which caused her to be raped. infected and resulted in her death.
âWe note with concern the malicious, malicious and deliberate attempt by Mr. Chris Akinsowon to confuse Nigerians and the general public by distorting the facts. In the interview he gave to the TV station (he claimed that the grieving and inconsolable mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher had said that a “rotten condom containing live sperm was found in the ‘interior of his daughter’.
During the interview, Mr Akinsonwon said that âthe parent said that a rotten condom was found with live sperm. If you look at these two, do they really add up? “
âThe director’s intention is to confuse the public and cast doubt on the circumstances of the 14-year-old’s death. It is the height of insensitivity and despair to cover the school and secure its commercial interests, which he favors before truth and justice in this matter. What the mother of the deceased had argued was the fact that a condom had been found in her daughter with dead sperm. So he introduces live sperm into the story to confuse everyone.
âLet us make it very clear that Ms. Vivien Akpagher’s statement is consistent with the medical report that the coalition has obtained and that the medical report corroborates its unequivocal disclosure.
âWe had refrained from sharing detailed information from the medical report until now. But Premiere Academy’s mischievous effort to confuse people forced us to do so to let knowledgeable members of the public know the truth in black and white. “
The last paragraph of the medical report reads: âGenital – Excoriated lips with profuse milky discharge. Supra-pubic pressure expelled abundant and thick materials, including dissolving latex rubber (condom). Microscopic examination of the urine sample revealed the presence of dead sperm in the fluid.
Ughegbe said that rather than using the Premier Academy to hold press conferences and issue a press release to deliberately distort the facts and confuse the public, he was “renewing his invitation to the school administration to a media dialogue to discuss the rape and death of Keren-Happuch and other cases of sexual assault, which he has a reputation for covering up instead of handing pedophiles to the police.
âPremiere Academy board and management Lugbe told us that they had never had any cases of sexual abuse in school, but that was a big lie. We understand that a physical and health education teacher and a cook have been suspended indefinitely for sexually assaulting students. We have the indefinite suspension letter due to this sex crime. So the school rather than handing over such a pedophile to the police prefers to cover him up in order to protect his name and business interests, âhe said.
âWe are determined to end all the evils that are happening at Premier Academy, in Lugbe and indeed in our boarding schools in Abuja in particular. And whatever it takes, we have to get justice for Keren-Happuch, his grieving mother and the whole family, âhe pledged.