A 16-year-old girl, Aishat, who was gang-raped by four men at a motor park in Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos State, has narrated her ordeal from the moment she left her home town in Oyo to seek greener pastures in the state.
The rape was said to have resulted in pregnancy, as the Oyo State indigene roamed the park for shelter.
According to reports, the teenager was abandoned by her guardian at the motor park. With nowhere to go, she said she slept in different shops until the pregnancy reached an advanced stage and she was referred to welfare workers.
Aishat was taken to the Mother and Child Care Centre, Gbaja, an arm of the Randle General Hospital, Surulere, where she was delivered of a baby through caesarean section.
Our correspondent learnt that she was being prepared to be taken to a government home when the result of her COVID-19 test returned positive.
She was subsequently transferred to the Gbagada Isolation Centre.
A video of Aishat being interrogated by some women, who expressed worry that since she was delivered of the baby, she could not produce breast milk to feed her baby has since gone viral.
In the video, Aishat said,
“I got pregnant through rape by four men. I gave birth at Gbaja. I stayed in the Ijesha motor park. I was raped there. I know the rapists. I gave birth through operation.”
The lady filming the video said,
“Her breast is not bringing out milk. No food (for the baby). We have been here trying to help this girl. The baby was born through an operation; it’s a baby girl.”
Another woman at the isolation centre narrated how the victim was brought to Lagos from Saki, Oyo State, by a woman who “picked her from her parents when she was small.”
“The woman promised to hand her over to the person she would be working with. When they got to Lagos, the woman left her at the motor park and said she was coming.
“But the woman did not return. While she was roaming around, she slept in a bus, where she was gang-raped by four men. After being gang-raped, she had no place to go; she was still going round the motor park where she always saw the people who gang-raped her.
“She was sleeping inside shops during the time she was pregnant before she was taken to the Gbaja hospital.”
Aishat COVID-19 tests result caused confusion at the Maternal and Child Care Centre, Gbaja, where she was delivered of the baby. WuzupNigeria gathered that no fewer than 30 health workers were exposed to Aishat during delivery.
Further findings revealed that after tests were conducted, the workers were all mandated to continue working.
A medical worker in the know alleged that the Medical Director of the Randle General Hospital, Dr Aduke Odutayo, sneaked out Aishat after getting her test result.
“The girl was originally directed to the hospital through the Ministry of Women Affairs, where her case was first reported,” The Punch quoted an unnamed source as saying.
“The ministry then informed the permanent secretary of the Health Service Commission. The permanent secretary later spoke to the Randle General Hospital MD, who gave instructions to the Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
“An emergency caesarean section was done on the girl without any personal protective equipment. That has been the status quo in the hospital since the beginning of the COVID-19; nobody has PPE.
“After delivery, she spent 10 days at the Maternal and Child Care Centre on admission, where various doctors and nurses attended to her.”
Another source noted that the plan was for Aishat to be taken to one of the shelters of the government, adding that the management of the centre insisted that a COVID-19 test be conducted on her first.
“The MD, in collaboration with the HoD, sneaked her out of the hospital without the workers being aware of her COVID-19 status. That was how she got to the Gbagada Isolation Centre,” The Punch reported.
“The ambulance they used in conveying her was taken far away from the hospital. They used a private car to get her from the hospital to the COVID-19 ambulance.”
After the news of the incident spread, workers at the hospital, including theatre nurses, anaesthetists and doctors, who had contact with her became apprehensive.
It was gathered that eight of them tested positive.
“The same day they did their tests, they were asked to return to work even when they had not seen their results. They were threatened that they could lose their jobs if they did not return to work,” The Punch wrote.
“The workers were aggrieved that the result of the girl was hidden from them. Those, who tested positive, have been asked to go to the isolation centre.”
The MD of Randle General Hospital, Odutayo, declined reaction on the incident.
The Ministry of Youth and Social Development, in a statement on Sunday, said it was working with officials of the Lagos State Health Management Agency to manage Aishat’s case.
The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Segun Dawodu, said both the mother and child would be placed in a shelter where care would be given to them after their discharge from the isolation centre.
He advised parents to always take good care of their children, especially the female folks, who were vulnerable to different vices in the society, especially at this time when rape was on the increase.
Dawodu asked parents to desist from handing over their children to strangers, who take them to cities and use them as housemaids, or for other unscrupulous purposes.
The acting General Manager, LASHMA, Dr Emmanuella Zamba, said the agency would enrol both the mother and child in any state government health facility closer to the residence provided for them by the government.
The Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said Aishat’s video was recorded by another COVID-19 patient at the isolation centre.
She noted that efforts were on to reunite her with trusted family members.
“The police have already commenced investigation into the sexual violence allegation,” she stated.
I was famous in Akure before my wife hypnotised me into marrying her – man tells court
A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday dissolved a three-year marriage between a caterer and mother of one, Bukola Obadipe, and her husband, Ayodeji, over deception and laziness.
Bukola, who lived at Alakia-Airport area, had petitioned the Customary Court to dissolve her marriage. Testifying before Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President, she said that her spouse had no milk of human kindness in him because he often went out to eat outside without making provisions for her and their child.
“Ayodeji promised me heaven and earth before I eventually married him, but tortured me with starvation and irresponsibility.
“Then, I decided to work harder for our mutual upliftment and survival. However, I noticed that he kept undermining all my effort by just feeding fat on my little earnings and refusing to work.
“If I got him a job, Ayodeji would not work but chose to play around, return home to eat and sleep.
“In fact, he never did anything when I became pregnant until when surgery was performed on me during delivery.
“Ayodeji prefers to follow politicians around for crumbs and tell lies against me,” Bukola said.
The respondent consented to the suit, but could not deny most of the allegations levelled against him.
Instead, Ayodeji who resides at Oke-Itunun area raised new issues as to why he wanted the court to dissolve the marriage.
“My lord, Bukola has completely ruined my life since I came across her.
“I was a famous Fashion Designer in Akure and tailoring was so profitable for me before Bukola brought bad luck to my business and life.
“I wooed her on Facebook and the first time she visited me in Akure we had sexual intercourse together and that was the last straw that broke my camel’s back spiritually.
“Bukola hypnotised me into marrying her and I unconsciously followed her to Ibadan where I became jobless and started washing her wears for her.
“She made me abandon my tailoring profession and took me to a lonely place in Ibadan where she turned me to a peasant farmer.
“The only hope I have now is the only child we had together, her father himself described her as a devil incarnate,” Ayodeji explained.
The Court’s President pronounced the marriage dissolved in the interest of peaceful living.
He awarded custody of the only child in the marriage to the petitioner and directed the respondent to pay N4,000 as the child’s monthly feeding allowance in addition to paying her school fees and other welfare.
The court president advised young men and women to be mindful of where and how they come about their lovers. (NAN)
I got their father’s permission, says 28-year-old man accused of raping, impregnating two teenagers
A 28-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating two teenagers – who are siblings – has told the police he committed the act with their father’s permission.
WuzupNigeria gathered that the suspect, one Nduka Anyanwu, had been having carnal knowledge of the girls, 13 and 17 years old, since they were in primary school.
He was, however, arrested, on Monday, by the Ikotun Police Division of the Lagos State Command, after a pregnancy test that the girls’ mother insisted must be done on them showed they were pregnant.
During interrogation, Anyanwu reportedly said he engaged the sisters in sex with the permission of their father, Christian Onyechi.
The girls’ father was understood to have been arrested.
Efforts to get confirmation proved abortive as the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], Bala Elkana, did not pick calls put through to him just as he did not reply a message sent to him.
BUSTED! Covid-19 task force officials apprehended while allegedly raping girl for not wearing face mask
Some Covid-19 task force officials were recently apprehended in Anambra state while allegedly raping a girl for not wearing a face mask.
According to social media reports, the task force officials were nabbed while allegedly sexually molesting a girl they accused of flouting the Covid-19 protocol.
The task force officials were accused of taking advantage of the girl in their vehicle at Nkpor community of the state. The incident which attracted the attention of some residents of the community led to the destruction of some parts of their vehicle.
The information was shared on Facebook by, Chinedu Saint Bede Onwuka who wrote;
“Suspected members of Anambra covid-19 task force were caught molesting and a having carnal knowledge of a young girl inside their vehicle at Nkpor – whom they claimed flouted the law mandating the wear of Facemask in the State.”
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Recall that, a 32-year-old widow in Rivers state alleged that policemen attached to the Sakpenwa Police Division, Tai Local Government Area, arrested her on Tuesday, July 28, for not wearing a face mask, then took her to a guest house where one of them raped her at gunpoint.
“I was returning from Bori to Port Harcourt when I met some police officers at a checkpoint. They arrested me for not wearing nose mask. They kept me long there with them.
“Thereafter they carried me from one place to the other, claiming they want to take me to the police station but never took me to any police station.
“After some time, they took me to a guest house where one of them raped me till dawn. His name is Inspector Peter Iba of Sakpenwa Police Station.”
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