By Patrick Obia
A rights advocate, Barr. James Ibor has said that the soul of former Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Biodiversity, late Edet Okon Asim who was accused of rape will not rest in peace.
Ibor said, “I will not pretend, his soul will never rest in peace even in death.”
Late Edet Asim who was accused of raping a 15 year old teenager at the time is said to have suffered a ruptured womb after aborting a fourth pregnancy in three years.
The former Ayade aide who was said to have died when he slumped in his car on Tuesday night, 22 July, 2020 in Calabar, was okayed for arraignment by the State was yet to appear in Court before his demise.
This, Ibor took to his official Facebook wall where he posited that “though Okon is dead but his victim died many times and may never heal as a result of the damage and trauma done to her as she wished herself death many times, attributing it to irresponsible parenting and Government insensitivity to issues of sexual violence.
“Edet Okon Asim’s Death: I will not pretend, his soul will never rest in peace even in death.
“The survivor (he allegedly raped) died many times and may never heal. She wished herself death many times and many times we are frustrated on how best to support her deal with all the many issues occasioned by irresponsible parenting and Government insensitivity to issues of sexual violence.” He blasted the late Governor Ben Ayade’s aide.
The lawyer who launched an online petition states that His Excellency, Governor Ben Ayade must protect the child (Victim) and press for justice. The petition for the victim has gotten over 1, 834 people who have signed up.
Ibor called out the Attorney-General of the State demanding that he “immediately arraign other co-accuse persons.”
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