We are pleased to announce that 25-year-old Aniedi Mfon has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of an 8-year-old child. The verdict was delivered by Hon. Justice Blessing Egwu, who highlighted the alarming prevalence of rape cases. Additionally, a fine of one million naira was awarded to the survivor.

A Collective Effort Towards Justice

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following individuals and organizations for their unwavering dedication throughout the investigation and prosecution of this case:

  • Commissioner of Police, Cross River State
  • Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ededem Ani
  • Principal Counsel at Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, James Ibor
  • Basic Rights Counsel Initiative Team
  • Prosecutor, Patience Emmanuel Akpama

Special Recognition

We particularly commend the bravery of the survivor and her father, who stood firm against bribery and intimidation in their pursuit of justice. Your courage is truly inspiring.

This case highlights the collective resolve of Safe Child Africa, ActionAid Nigeria, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, and all advocates of child protection. We indeed reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of every child.

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