A young girl, Esther Ita Stephen, has been allegedly ganging raped and murdered by suspected hoodlums at Nsukara Offot community in Uyo LGA of Akwa Ibom.

It was gathered that Esther, who left secondary school in 2016, was ambushed, raped and killed by unknown assailants around Nwaniba road on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2020.

According to one of her friend, Edwin Edem, this is the third case of rape and murder going on in the community in the last six months.

“I am pained by the happenings around in the last 24 hours my heart knows. No joy Esther Ita Stephen, beloved friend turned sister was raped and murdered yesterday in broad-day. I am pained because of the killers of this young lady with a promising bright future still dwells among us uncut.

I am pained because this numbers the third case of murder and countless numbers of rape ongoing within my community in the last six months and no one has been brought to book. Should we also let this fade away just like the former? We do not know who’s next. We seek #justiceforEsther,” he said.

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