A 14-year-old girl in Ibadan has reached out with a heartwrenching story of how a 70-year-old soldier, Mr. Shuaibu Ahmed repeatedly raped and impregnated her.
According to the girl, the first time he raped her, he gave her N100, after which he continued to rape her and threatened to kill her each time.
The old soldier was a next-door neighbour to the victim at the Ago Tapa area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. It was gathered that the septuagenarian is alleged to have raped a whole host of under-aged girls living in the neighbourhood.
The devastated father of the girl was informed by a neighbour that their 14-year-old daughter was carrying a five-month-old baby for the soldier.
According to the Vanguard, the unnamed girl revealed her story: “Sometime last year or thereabout, my sister sent me to Papa Soldier’s (the suspect) house to collect some compact discs for her. The man was sitting in front of his house when I got there. He said the CD was inside on the table.
“As I went inside, he tiptoed in after me and hurriedly locked the door when I had entered. He removed my clothes, underwear and forced himself on me. I tried to shout, but he blocked my mouth and threatened to kill me.
“After he was through, I saw some whitish substance on me. It was then he told me he had deflowered me and that I should not tell anybody about it. Since then he has been having sex with me and each time he would warn me and even threaten to kill me.
‘How he pays me’ “At times, he will give me N100 or N200. The day he deflowered me, he gave me N100. I was not enticed by money; it was his constant threats that frightened me.
“I could not tell anyone because I didn’t want to die.
“I just finished JSS 1. I had not started menstruation when he first forced me. It was after that encounter I started seeing my period.
“I had to tell her father” said a Neighbour– a woman (name withheld), who lives in the same house with the minor, said the father did not know anything.
Continuing, she said, “I have been seeing the young girl with the old man and I warned the girl to stop going to him.
“Just this morning, a neighbour called me and said the girl is pregnant, saying her navel and tummy are shooting out.
“I called the girl, but she shook her head in denial saying ‘I’m not pregnant.’ When I asked her when last she saw her period, she could not recall it.”
She continued: “I told her father, who was completely devastated. You can see what the old useless man caused. The mother died a long time ago.”
The case has been reported to the Mokola Police Station by the father and the suspect is being moved to the State CID for proper investigation. The father has claimed ‘that all he wants is justice, and he can not bear the trauma.’