When a 10 year old is consistently and viciously raped for two years before she dies...

Marie Abanga
Posted March 1, 2019 from Cameroon

At H4AB, It's all about Hope: Hope for Children Victims of Rape: The case of Fortune RIP

Hope for Children victims of sexual abuse because this is the worst form of childhood abuse we can ever imagine (26.02.19)

Fortune: Just 10 years old but her life was hanging on the drip. Viciously raped over and over by her aunt's husband. She rested in the Lord yesterday 25.02.19 at around 2 pm. May she rest in but may her rapist know no peace.

Family matter it may be said, but the law is clear. This innocent child had been raped for 2 years consistently and viciously by one who was supposed to be her guardian.

Some legal colleagues and my humble self had been brainstorming how to take up the case pro bono. We had tried to make contact with her family and finally got to visit them in the hospital last week.

It was but normal that the first visit just be a familiarisation one, while we bring up the need to prosecute in our next visit. A visit which sadly wouldn't take place.

Please all, let's just say no once and for all to any suppression of information; and victimisation of victims all over again.

We parents and guardians can't afford to continue pretending it's 'family matter' and not good to expose perpetrators.

Imagine how much physical and psychological damage such attitudes cost the victims all the way into adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences is for real, and Fortune's spirit is silently crying for Justice from the grave. The law in our country on Rape also leaves so much to be desired.

Kindly help us draw public outrage and intervention by the Ministers of Justice and Social Affairs by signing and sharing our petition. We really appreciate: http://chng.it/Gn4F7bNH

 

 

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Lisbeth
Mar 01
Mar 01

OMG :-(! Her perpetrator must face the full vigour of the law. Why is wickedness a prevalent? Would he have raped his own daughter? You see this was what I just wrote about selfishness and lack of love in increasing in our today's world.

This is very sad! All must sign and seek justice for this innocent girl. Marie I am getting emotional now, I stop here before I say something worst.

Will sign now!

Marie Abanga
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Sis,

You know you could be tempted to give up on this world; I have tried but I realized there was something bigger to my still being here. I was to heal so I can be a source of healing and hope for many others. One person and case at a time, we could leave this world some better than we met or live in. Some stuffs are so dad.
I appreciate your comment and signing, please share with your other networks

Hello, Sis Marie,

This is appalling. I already signed the petition. Thank you for bringing this 10-year-old’s case on this platform. We hope all our sisters can sign the petition. That girl needs justice!

Marie Abanga
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Karen,

Thanks for your comment and signing of that petition; I just couldn't stop without bringing that case here. If we let our girls continuously raped like this and nothing is done, where are the strong women we need going to come from tomorrow?
I made a pledge

Olutosin
Mar 02
Mar 02

Horrible!
I read about it on your Facebook page.
My fear is that it has now become an every day occurrence in Nigeria.
Sad sad sad.
Thanks for helping out my sister.

Marie Abanga
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Olu sis,

It is my fear too this becomes everyday here too o. Oh God what are we as a society turning into?
Mama we each can do our own in whichever area we are called to
Love all the way

Jill Langhus
Mar 02
Mar 02

Hello dear Marie,

Thanks for the work that you are doing to help abused girls and women. Fortune's case is so, so sad:-( This is literally making me sick to my stomach. I don't know how you do it, but thank God you do. The future needs to be brighter and safer for all children, and women. I totally agree with you... this is not just a family matter. That poor little girl has/had rights, and so does everyone else, for that matter. I have signed and shared your petition, gladly.

Marie Abanga
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dearest Jill,

Thank you so much. I am a survivor of so much and you have read quiet some lol; so it just occurred to me there was no better purpose for me than being the face and hope of all other victims of abuse and battery be it physical, mental or emotional. I am a very spiritual person and that's the source of my strength to do this each day. Yes, it is a test and case for social justice not family matter.
I really appreciate your signing the petition
Have a great day

Jill Langhus
Mar 03
Mar 03

You're very welcome, dear:-) Yes, you are! I totally agree on your purpose.

You, too!