Ochanya, 13, had died from complications of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) after she was allegedly raped by her guardian,Ogbuja and his son, Victor — situation that began since she was eight years old.

The news of Ochanya’s death attracted nationwide protests and outrage.

In a Punch advertorial signed by Supreme Knight, Desmond Uvueraye, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the religious organisation described the rape case involving its member, Ogbuja as unfortunate and regrettable.

The group said Ogbuja’s suspension from the Knighthood would last till the Court delivers judgement on the matter.

Meanwhile, a Chief Magistrate Court has remanded Mr Ogbuja, the man alleged to have raped Ochanya

At the court on Thursday, October 25, 2018, Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, declined to entertain the matter for lack of jurisdiction to hear the charge bothering on criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide preferred against the accused by the Nigerian Police.

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has also promised that Ochanya’s case would not be swept under the carpet.

Credit: Pulse News

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