Pupil Collapses After r*pe By 60- Year-old Lagos Landlord
“He has r*ped me three times. The first time was late last year when he asked me to buy him N10 sachet water. I bought the item and took it to his room, but he locked the door and pushed me to the bed. He pulled off my pants and I shouted for help.“He said he would kill me with a knife he had kept on the table if I didn’t shut up. He then brought out a black and white cloth, which he used to cover my mouth.
“He brought something which he rubbed on my private parts and his own as well.“After he finished, there was blood everywhere. He brought water and said I should wash the bloodstains on my clothes. He gave me N100 to buy a drug to reduce my pain. He said I should not let my parents know that he had deflowered me. He said if they noticed, I should lie that it was a cla$$mate that did it.”
“I asked him what he wanted to do with it; he said he only wanted to see it. I gave it to him, and he took it away. The following day, he returned it to me and said I should make sure I wear it.From that time, my private parts started itching me. I found it difficult to urinate,” she added.
“I go to work in Agege around 3am, and return sometimes at 11pm, when they would have gone to bed. By the time I wake up in the morning, she and her siblings would still be asleep.“When my daughter started complaining about itching in her private parts and could not urinate well, she told me it was her cla$$mate that r*ped her.“The landlord took me to the police station and together with some policemen we started looking for this cla$$mate who allegedly r*ped her. I spent a lot of money and we went to different places, until the police became tired.“We took her to a hospital for medical test and when I could not wait, I left my daughter with Christopher. When I asked him about the result of the test, he told me the doctors said everything was in order.”
“They said I should not shout and that if I did, they would kill me. I can recognise one of them.“They said I must not run, if I did, they would kill me. They took me to a house.“They used clothes to cover my face and my mouth and r*ped me. I was shouting and crying, but nobody came to my rescue.“After they were done, they started apologising to me. The following day, one of the rapists brought me back home around 6am.”
“It is not our joy to continue to live in this kind of place, but what do we do? I lost my job in 2003 and my wife, who was a factory worker, has stopped working over this issue. We have spent our livelihood on the infection that affected her private parts.“We need the help of the government and the good people of Nigeria, not only to rescue our daughter, but to save us and give us justice in this case,” he added.
“The man involved is a 60-year-old man. They all live together in Fadeyi. The case has been transferred to the SDCI and I have been informed that they have taken him to court.