The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Department has issued an invitation to activists planning to protest Keren Akpagher’s death.
Keren Akpagher, an SS1 student at Premiere Academy in Lugbe, Abuja, was allegedly raped by unknown individuals.
She died on June 22, 2021, from hyperglycemia induced by sepsis, an illness brought on by the condom found in her.
Nigerians were outraged by her story, and activists planned a protest for July 9 to bring attention to the incident and demand justice.
However, on July 8, the Police Department issued a document with Ref. The organizers of the demonstration were invited by No. 3000/FCT/X/D9/ VoL 62/38.
Pam Joseph, a Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, signed the police letter.
Lemmy Ugbhegbe, head of Coalition Against Gender-Based Violence and Convener, Men Against Rape Foundation was asked to appear for “inciting public disturbance.” Security operatives reportedly tracked Ugbhegbe to the private school run by his wife to give him the letter of invitation.