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Ebonyi Govt condemns stripping, battering of teenage girl

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Information reaching ABN through the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ebonyi State,that the state Government on Tuesday condemned the stripping and battering of a 14-year-old girl, Miss Uzoamaka Chukwu, by some people in Ohaozara Local Government Area.

The government, in a five-paragraph statement by Emma Anya, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor David Umahi, said it had directed the police command to ensure that all the perpetrators, be they political appointees or not, were properly investigated with a view to bringing those guilty to justice.

The statement reads:

I. Ebonyi State Government condemns in totality, the inhuman treatment meted out to a minor, Miss Uzoamaka, Chukwu, by some people in Ohoazara LGA.

II. Government encourages the state police command to ensure a thorough investigation of the incident and bring to book, the suspects, some of whom are already in detention.

III. Governor David Umahi will not in any way condone the violation of the rights of any Ebonyian, especially minors, by anyone be he in government or private sector.

IV. The pollicisation of this pitiful situation cannot benefit the little girl concerned nor the politicians parading her on national media. The naked images of the child splashed on newspaper pages are utterly condemnable.

V. Government has already taken action to locate the minor in order to ensure that she is properly rehabilitated and made to overcome the trauma she has passed through.

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