Fida Bayelsa secures conviction of man who dragged physically challenged 6-year-old girl into bush and brutally raped her
The International Federation of Women Lawyer (FIDA) Bayelsa branch on Tuesday, November 28, secured the conviction of a man who was arraigned in court for raping a physically challenged six-year-old girl.
FIDA shared the good news on its Facebook page,
“All he wanted was justice for his daughter, who was defiled and left to die in a shrine in one of the communities in Bayelsa State. The daughter, barely six years old was dragged into the bush and was disvirgined in the most unforgettable way. The innocent girl who is physically challenged and cannot even speak was rescued by passers by in a pool of her own blood. The perpetrator was convicted today. Kudos to Fida Bayelsa, kudos to Barr Roselyn. Well done.”
FIDA BAYELSA KICKS OFF BOYS’ SUMMIT IN BDGS
Tomorrow, FIDA Bayelsa will kick start its Boys” Summit at the prestigious Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, Ovom at 7.30am.
The Boys summit is a Fida Bayelsa initiative targeted at focusing on Boys as it relates to the offence of RAPE in collaboration with FACE Initiative.
The perpetrators of this crime are mostly boys and there’s a need to speak to them on why boys should not RAPE but become responsible and protective of their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and female friends.
Also not forgetting that boys are also defiled, the summit will create the platform for the boys to be able to speak up when abused and know where to report cases of rape and defilement.
We hereby invite all FIDANs to attend this summit.
Bina Timi Johnson-Oregbeme, Chairperson, Planning Committee
Akpoyi Oyintarimoboere Marian,
Secretary, Planning Committee