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Group demands capital punishment for rapists



A non-Governmental Organisation, Catalyst for Global Peace and Justice Initiative (CPJ) has called for capital punishment for rapists.

The group, reacting to the alleged rape of 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya to death in Benue State recently by her 52-year-old uncle, Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at Benue State Polytechnic, and his son, Victor Ogbuja called for justice. The duo was said to have kept her as a sex toy for five years.

CPJ Coordinator, Abraham Sam Aiyedogbon, said: “Everybody should rise and stand against rapists. Nobody should directly or indirectly excuse any rapists. Everybody must condemn rape. There is no ground on which it must be acceptable.”

They called on the Federal Government to ensure immediate arrest and prosecution of rapists and immediate release of Leah Sharibu kidnapped by Boko Haram.

To further drive home its request, CPJ staged a peaceful protest displaying placards with varied inscriptions.

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