But, she claims not to know whether the pregnancy is its uncle’s or its boyfriend’s. The girl, a Junior Secondary School III pupil in a Lagos public school, alleged that her uncle has been sexually abusing her since 2013.
She said: “The first time the incident happened, I was sleeping with my boyfriend. My uncle entered my room; sent my boyfriend out and raped me. The second time, I was sleeping in my room with my younger sister. He opened the gate, covered my mouth and slept with me. Then, my mum was admitted in a hospital because she was ill.”
She claimed that the last time he forcefully slept with her was early last year before she discovered that she was expecting a baby.
“Last June, I realised I had missed my period for the previous month but I didn’t know what caused it. It was after my mum took me to the hospital we were told I was three-month pregnant. I don’t know who is responsible; if it is my boyfriend or my uncle.
“I intend to sit for my Junior School Certificate Examination (JSCE) next month. Since my father died last year, my uncle took everything he gave us. My mum was left with nothing to cater for the six of us,” she added.
Her mother, Mrs Yinka Kolajolu, said her daughter never told her what her uncle was doing to her, adding that she got to know after her husband’s death.
Mrs Kolajolu said when her daughter told her what she had been going through, she discharged herself and moved out of the house with her children. The case was later reported to the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Response Team (DVSRT) for subsequent intervention.
She said she and their five children were asleep when he sneaked in, adding: “He came around 3am, removed our 14-year-old daughter’s underwear and touched her breast. It was when my daughter screamed I woke up. We usually don’t put off our light to sleep but at that moment, it was off. We all ran to the sitting room to see who came in. As our last child bent, she saw legs behind the curtain. When we removed the curtain, I saw my naked husband standing.
“My daughter cried to the extent of raining curses on her father. When I told him I was going to report to the police station, he said it won’t take him five minutes to kill me. Last December, he said myself and the children shouldn’t visit him again that he has another woman who has given him a son. Since last December, I am just seeing my husband today (yesterday). Even after he was summoned at the mediation centre, he didn’t respond.”
Kolajolu, a businessman, who has been detained at the Festac Police Station, denied raping the girl, adding that he does not know anything about the pregnancy.
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