Mother Of Rape Victim Demands Death Punishment For Suspect
The billow of anger in the neighborhood of Ijoka area, Akure is noticeable and understandable.
The people are not only standing against what they believed to be a horrible act but also calling for justice to be served on one Dayo Samuel who allegedly defiled a 13-year old girl.
Though not yet pronounced guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction, they seem to have concluded their own hearing and passed their judgement- death or nothing else.
The suspect, a bricklayer was arrested by officials of the Nigeria Society of Civil Defense Corps.
According to her mother, who simply identified herself as Victoria, the suspect after raping her daughter threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
"I initially found it difficult to believe when my daughter told me about his sexual harassment towards her.
"It was when I took her to the hospital for a check up that I got the shock of my life. I was told that her private part has been roughly exposed and there is need to commence an infection treatment on her.
"When I confronted him, he denied it. I had to report him to the NSCDS who arrested him. All I need is death punishment for him. That is the only way my daughter and I can be justified." She said
Also, a neighbor of the victim, Sola Akintade insisted the state should follow the pattern of Lagos State where death punishment is automatically pronounced on rapists.
"If he is given a death sentence, it will serve as a deterrent to others in that act. What enjoyment can a 35-year old man derive in a 13-year old girl?” he wondered.
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