By Bassey Archibong, Calabar
A seventeen year old girl allegedly ganged rapped has been reported dead in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
The girl whose identity has not been known at the time of filling this report, was alleged to have been serially raped by unknown persons and dumped at Mutala Mohamed highway, Calabar, along U. J. Esuene Stadium by Oando filling station.
DAILY NEWS gathered that the victim was dumped at the location on Saturday July 21st but was rescued by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) the Cross River State team of Child Protection Network (CPN).
Our correspondent gathered that the NGO received a call from a passionate woman who inftrmed about the incidence.
The NGO however, took the girl to General Hospital in Calabar as she was still breathing.
Mr Kebe Ikpi of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) who assisted in ensuring that the girl was adequately given health attention said the victim was in coma at the time of being taken to the medical facility.
He said “On Saturday 21st July, 2018, we rescued a girl suspected to been abused and left to die. She was dumped at stadium by Oando filling. When we received a call,
“We met her unconscious. We called the Police and we took her to General Hospital. They refused to attend to her. After over 40 minutes of no attention, we took her to Police clinic where she was again rejected.
“We finally took her to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. The doctors quickly commenced treatment to revive her.
“Two days ago she showed signs of gaining consciousness. We were hopeful that in no time, she will gain consciousness and tell us what happened to her.
“Till now we never got the opportunity to know her name or what happened to her. We don’t know her family.
She passed on Saturday 28th July, 2018. The body of the girl has been deposited at the mogue in Calabar.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River, Ms Irene Ugbo said she was not aware of such incident as no report was made.
“We had briefing yesterday (Monday), none of our officers reported such incident” she stated