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30.11.2009 International

Robbers kill student for refusing to be raped

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A fifteen year-old senior secondary school student in Benin, Edo State was at the weekend murdered by a gang of armed robbers who invaded her family home along Country Home Motel Road, off Sapele road, Benin.

The girl whose name was given as Vivian Ogu was allegedly taken away by the robbers after robbing the family of cash, handsets, jewelries and other valuables and inflicting various degrees of injuries on some members of the family, including the father of the deceased, Mr. Peter Ogu.

It was also learnt that the robbers who took Vivian and her elder sister into a bush not far from the family house made an attempt to rape her but following her resistance she was shot dead while the sister escaped.

Vivian's family was said to have organised a search party which eventually found her corpse in a pool of blood in the bush the following morning after which they invited the police to the scene.

Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, the father of the deceased, Peter Ogu 'said the robbers came to his residence at about 8pm and after robbing the entire family of money, handsets, jewelries and other valuables, took two of his daughters away to an unknown destination.

Ogu, who was carrying plaster on his head as a result of the injuries inflicted on him by the robbers, said all pleas by members of the family to the hoodlums to leave Vivian and her sister fell on deaf ears only for the family to find her lifeless body in a nearby bush the following morning.

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