‘I was struggling to breathe’ – Girl, 14, Narrates How Her Father...

‘I was struggling to breathe’ – Girl, 14, Narrates How Her Father Raped Her (PICTURED)

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on December 5, 2014
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A 14-year-old girl, Anita (name changed) has opened up to narrate how her father almost raped her to death on Tuesday, December, 2, 2014. Anita, in his residence at, Oyingbo, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.

14-year-old girl who was almost raped to death on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, by her father after her mother’s death in Ikorodu suburb of Lagos state.

The little girl was reportedly raped by her father who she had gone to stay with at about 6:30am on the fateful day.

Anita’s mother had died and she has allegedly been previously staying with her late mother’r elder sister at Ogijo in the Ikorodu suburb until her father came to take her to stay with him.

Narrating her ordeal amidst tears,  Anita said, “I was in the room, sleeping when my father called me to warm soup in the kitchen. Few minutes later, he called me to meet him in the bed room. I thought he wanted to punish me when he called me, because I’m always scared of him and my step-mother.

“They treat me bad. Before I knew what was happening, my father had pushed me on the bed and pounced me. He tore off my pants and penetrated me.

“I wanted to shout, but his weight was too much for me. My father is fat and I was struggling not to stop breathing. I was struggling to push him off!”

“When he finally got up and left, I was bleeding from my private part seriously. I could not walk. But I managed to call the attention of an elderly woman in our street.”

The woman cautioned her and told her not to let anyone hear about the incident since it is an abomination.

“Immediately I left the woman’s house, I went to a pay call center to call Mrs. Toyosi Bello in Ogijo. I explained the incident to her,” the victim continued.

Further into the narration, Anita disclosed how she hawked pepper and tomatoes on the street because her aunt failed to enroll her in a school after she moved in with her.

She said, “My aunt did not enroll me in school. I used to hawk pepper and tomatoes for her. My father was not pleased that my aunt did not enroll me in school. He threatened to take me away. He eventually came and took me to his house.”

Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Coordinator for Center for Defence of Human Right, Mrs. Toyosi Bello said she was in Ogijo when she received a call from Anita and she visited the father the next day.

“I observed that the woman Anita reported the incident to, is shielding her father from arrest. Some elderly men in the area begged me not to expose the matter to the public as that would damage the image of the little girl in future. The girl was immediately rushed to Federal Medical Center, unfortunately when we got there; the medical doctors were all on strike,” Bello said.

She further revealed that the victim’s father had fled the area after committing the abominable act.

Her step-mother was arrested, but had since been released while Anita was taken to Project Alert, a non-governmental organisation that takes care of raped victims.


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