Cross River: Rising Cases Of Child Abuse As Organisation Seeks Community Support

In Breaking News, Crime, Health

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

No fewer than four cases of child abuse were recorded between November 11 to 14, 2018 in Cross River State a statement from a nongovernmental organisation, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative says.

BRCI disclosed this in a statement issued last week, where it also solicited the support of the public to curb the menace.

The statement read: “On the 14th of November, the Police arrested one Isaac Evaghoghme for sexually abusing a seven (7) year old girl. A Volunteer drew our attention when she saw the child bleeding from her vagina.

“Isaac had broken into the survivor’s house, in the absence of her mother, on the 11th of November at about 10pm and abused her. On the 12th of November, the case was reported to us.

“We lodged a complain at Atakpa Police Station and immediately took the child for medical examination and treatment.

“At the hospital, the doctors discovered that the survivor’s vagina needed to be stitched as a result of the damage done by Isaac’s penetration.

“He was arrested on the 14th of November. Thanks to the community members who supported our effort to arrest him. The case has been transfered to the State Police Headquarters for prosecution.

“From the 11th to the 14th of November, 2018, about four (4) cases of child sexual abuse, (3-7 years old), have been reported at different police stations.

“We appeal to parents and guardians to protect their children from pedophiles. We also appeal that community members should support efforts at making our communities save for children by reporting all forms of child abuse to the Police.

“You can also call BRCI on 08090123666 to report.”

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