A 14-year-old girl in Akure has begged for help to stop repeated sexual abuse by men, including her own father.
The teenager gave birth to a baby boy in January after repeated rapes.
In her plea for justice to government, civil society organisations and humanitarians, she said the father of her three-month-old baby, Oluwadarasimi, rejected the child because he was not the only one that had carnal knowledge of her.
The teenage mother dropped out of one of the Local Authority (LA) primary schools when she was in Primary 4, identifying one Sikiru, a commercial motorcyclist as the father of her baby.
Though, she admitted that Sikiru invited some of his friends to defile her too in her father’s house.
Sikiru, married to two women she said slept with her many times in her father’s house and he also invited his friends namely Omo Ibo, Jibola, Akue and Dada to join in too.
The minor noted that whenever she accosted Sikiru, who is married with two wives, two kids and a co-tenant with her father, he would threaten to chop off her head if she ever told anyone that he is the father of her baby-boy despite the resemblance.
She also claimed that her father too had sex with her but he was not responsible for the pregnancy, revealing that her father, who is a single parent and divorced her mother when she was a baby, also had another sex with her once after her childbirth.
The teenager, who has never met her mother and rescued by her former teacher in LA School, simply identified as Olatunji, urged government at all levels and all humanitarians to help her prosecute Sikiru and his friends for taking undue advantage of her innocence.
Olatunji disclosed that the victim had been maltreated and uncared for since she was her student, “she would come to class in tattered uniform, no textbooks, no writing materials and often times would come to school without food.”
The teacher, who has been taking care of the 14-year-old mother and her baby, narrated that she just disappeared from school suddenly and ran into her recently in one of Akure streets, unkempt, pale, distraught and with her malnourished baby.
She confirmed that the girl’s father had sexually abused her.
According to Olatunji: “I was sad when she told me that she left school because she was pregnant and had delivered of the baby boy. She said one Sikiru, a co-tenant in one of the single room apartment which she was staying with her father, step-mother and a sibling, who is now deceased, is the father of the baby but refuse to take responsibility.
“There was a day the step-mother stormed our school shouting that we should help her beg her step-daughter to leave her husband alone. The woman narrated how she woke up in the middle of the night and found her husband having sex with the victim. When we asked the father, he denied it.”
She added that immediately she saw the terrible condition of her former student and the baby, she had compassion and went to a nearby police station to report the case before taking her custody.
She noticed Oluwadarasimi’s penis was diseased, she gave her N2,000 to go for circumcision of the baby.
“But she came back to my house the following day to tell me that her father collected N1,500 out of the money, instructing her to give the baby local concoction to treat the diseased organ. Anytime she comes to play here with me and it is time to go back home to her father in the evening, she would be crying and begging her not to allow her to go.
“She lamented that her father would have sexual intercourse with her again, threatening her that he would cut off her head if she ever mentioned it to anybody.” DAILYTRUST.M