2-year-old rape victim to be paid N10m

A Nasarawa State High Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police and a rapist Police, Corporal Anthony Onoja, to pay a two-year-old rape victim, Chinwendu Obi Onwudiwe a sum of N10 million for exemplary damages.

The trial judge at the Nassarawa State High Court 5, Mararaba, Justice A. Asmau said she was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the respondents in the case (IGP and Corporal Onoja) infringed on baby Chinwendu’s fundamental rights.

Mrs Ngozi Obi Onwudiwe through her lawyer, Barrister Esther Uzoma who is also the National co-ordinator, Proactive Gender Initiative, an Abuja based NGO,had in a motion on notice dated 6th November, 2013 and filed same day prayed the court for four declarations and three orders.

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