June 13, 2024

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NAWOJ Condemns Rape, Killing of Mother Of Two In Rivers

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The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ, Rivers State Chapter has condemned in strong terms the rape and killing of Mrs. Chigbewejim Lawyer by suspected members of a cult group.









The association, in a release jointly signed by the Chairperson, Susan Serekara-Nwikhana and Secretary, Ngozi Anosike, described as wicked the abduction and rape of Chigbewejim, a mother of two children to death few hours after she was abducted in her community Abarikpo, Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.



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The disheartening incident of her abduction was reported to have taken place at about 1am, she was  later found dead at about 10am in her community with multiple injuries and blood in her private part.









Calling for  justice, NAWOJ asked security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this inhuman act are brought to book, maintaining that with the narration given by the husband of the late woman, Pastor Lawyer Steward it will be easy to fish out the culprits.




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They explained that, “The husband of the rape victim, Mr. Lawyer Steward who is also an assistant pastor in Seventh Day Adventist Church Abarikpo in an interview with journalists had disclosed that late Chigbewejim was murdered by some group of boys after raping her.




“The association believes that the police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the people behind the act especially with the disclosure made by the late woman’s husband who further alleged that one Mr. Sunday Aka claimed to have been responsible for the dastardly act.



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“The association also described as painful the sudden twist of the fate of the two children of the late woman aged seven and three who have been suddenly turned orphans by the death of their mother.





“The women journalists maintained that given the harsh economic realities on ground people are already stressed and should be saved from living in fear as it calls  for the deployment of more security personnel to Abarikpo community to forestall the break down of law and order.




“We tasks security agencies on the peace and security of Abarikpo community and wonder why lives are being lavished and nothing is being done about it in that community.”


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