A 12-year-old boarding student of Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja, Keren-Hapouch Aondodoo Akpagher has died after a used condom was found in her.
Keren died on Tuesday 22nd June, 2021 from hyperglycemia triggered by sepsis resulting from infection caused by a condom found in her.
According to an eyewitness, she couldn’t walk from the hostel to class and had to be helped by her friends to write her test in tears.
It was gathered she complained of an eye infection and called her mother to be picked for medical attention.
The school, however refused to release her but transported her to the clinic where her mother met her and facilitated her treatment.
Her mother was said to call and text the principal and matron endlessly asking they release her but they refused initially saying she will have to stay in isolation for seven days on her return. But they finally allowed her to follow her mother home.
Her mother who initially was not keen on taking her that Saturday 19/06/21 changed her mind when her school mother informed her that Keren couldn’t walk to school on the 16/6/21 and was supported by two friends to write her test in tears.
On getting home with her mother on the 19/06/21, she took ill on Sunday night and was rushed to Queens Clinic, Wuse, Abuja, on Monday, a discharge was observed from her vagina and was found to be condom after a lab test.
Keren’s mother, Mrs. Akpagher had demanded justice for her child, who she believed was sexually abused before she was withdrawn from school on June 19th for treatment after she complained of redness of the eye.
According to reports, Mrs. Akpagher said she immediately challenged the school authorities after an hospital report showed the cause of Keren’s death, but the institution only promised to look into the matter.
Meanwhile, the management of Premier Academy, Lugbe Abuja, has stated that the school has been cooperating with the police on investigation into the sudden death of a student of the school, Keren Akpagher, since the incident happened.
In a statement made available on the school’s official facebook page, the school management commiserate with Keren’s family, stating that the case is being investigated by the police and the school is fully cooperating with law enforcement agents to get to the root of the matter.
“We deeply commiserate with the family of Keren Akpagher, who was a student of Premier Academy Lugbe, Abuja until her demise on Tuesday 22nd June, 2021. Before her death, Keren Akpagher was an easy-going student who never appeared before the academy’s disciplinary committee on any issue.
As a school, we are committed to ascertaining the cause of Karen’s death because the life of every student at Premier Academy matters.
Last week, Thursday, (24th June 2021), the school was invited to the FCT Police Investigation Department and a full-scale investigation commenced by the Police Investigation Unit.
We wish to clearly state that we will cooperate with the police unit as we are committed to ensuring that the actual cause of Keren’s death is fully determined,’’ the statement read.
The school also enjoined the public to desist from making unfounded statements about Keren’s death. “Since the demise of Karen Akpagher, there have been speculations and unfounded statements concerning her death on social media especially on Whatsapp. We hereby inform the general public that whatever message they have come across on social media is unfounded,” the school said.