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General News of Friday, 14 May 2021

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How 7 suspected cultist gang-raped a 14-year-old girl

The 14-year-old-girl shares her experience with seven cultist The 14-year-old-girl shares her experience with seven cultist

• Seven suspected cultist rape a 14-year-old girl

• The police promise to deliver justice to the victim


A 14-year-old girl has narrated how she was gang-raped by seven men suspected to be cultists at Ogboli village in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Explaining her ordeal to the State Child’s Rights Implementation Committee and Sexual Offences Unit of the Ministry of Justice, she recalled how she was beaten and repeatedly raped by one Aboy Nwaise, Sunday, Michael, Abraham, Uche, Jungle Boy and another.

The young girl mentioned that the mother of one of the culprit had threatened to deal with her but she never thought she would carry out her threat through her son gang-raping her.

According to her, she was a neighbour to "Aboy's family" and the father of the boy would usually send her on errands and give cash to show his appreciation.

“On this fateful day, Aboy’s father, one Mr. Otu Nwaise had returned home from work after it had rained briefly.

He noticed that there was water in their house and none of his children was at home to help him clean up. He beckoned on me to help sweep the water out of the house, which I did.

“Then the next day, the man came back from work, called me and gave me N500 for helping him sweep the house the previous day. This was the money the wife saw him giving to me that made her accuse me of sleeping with her husband. “My mother and I including the woman’s husband were surprised because we have always lived as family and the man had always given money to us the children when we run errands for him.

“The next thing she slapped me twice and snatched the money from my hand. Even when my mother was begging her, she didn’t listen, instead, she was threatening to further deal with me.

“Then a day after, I was returning home from my auntie’s shop where I went to pick my younger brother around 7pm, when the said Aboy accosted me and started interrogating me about what transpired the previous day between me and his mother.

“While I was trying to explain, Aboy told me to take my brother home and come back so we could resolve the issue sitting, instead of standing. So I obliged. “On returning, Aboy asked that we go to his friend’s house nearby to sort things out, and I followed him, trusting him as a big brother. On getting to the house there were two other boys in there, smoking. And I pleaded with Aboy to quickly talk to me so I could leave because I was allergic to smoke. But he asked me to hold on a little.

“Then again, four other boys came into the room and the next thing Aboy did was to lock the door and put the music that was playing on the highest volume. He then asked me to pull my cloth. At this point, I started pleading with him to allow me go, but instead, he slapped me and hit my head on the wall and forced me naked. That was when all the boys in the room started taking turns in raping me while the music was very loud that nobody could hear me screaming for help.

“There was a friend of theirs who they didn’t allow in because he was telling them that what they were doing was wrong. It was this their friend that helped me home after they were done raping me and opened the door for me to go with a threat to kill me if I ever mentioned them”.

A source explained that "the sight was horrible when the mother saw her in a pool of blood. She had raised an alarm that attracted neighbours who assisted her to rush the daughter to the hospital around 12am. From there they were referred to the Central Hospital in Asaba, but they had to report at the Divisional Police Station in Issele-Uku, where the DPO had to deploy a patrol team to accompany them to Asaba around 3 am that day”.

Report states that the case has been transferred to the State Police Command, and the police are investigating the alleged rapists, including Aboy’s mother who is said to be on the run.

Aboy’s father, Mr. Nwaise Otu has promised to assist the police to track his son for an arrest. He also condemned the actions of his wife and son.

He also hinted that he had once reported his son to the Anti Cult agency for being a cultist, having threatened to kill him.

On the other hand, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor have vowed to get justice for the rape victim, adding that they will ensure she gets proper medical attention.

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