A 14-year-old girl, who was raped continuously and impregnated by a 70-year-old ex-soldier, Shuaibu Ahmed, has revealed why she didn’t expose the evil deed earlier.
According to the teenage girl, Ahmed gave her N100 the first time he raped her, adding that she continued to allow him sleep with her because he threatened to kill her.
The 14-year-old narrated to Vanguard how the man allegedly forcefully had sex with her continually.
The incident happened at Ago Tapa area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The unsuspecting father of the victim found out his daughter was pregnant after he was told by a neighbour that his daughter was carrying a five-month-old pregnancy.
She said, “Sometime last year or thereabouts, 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.
“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.”