A 14-year-old girl raped and impregnated by a septuagenarian ex-soldier, Mr. Shuaibu Ahmed, 70, has revealed that he gave her N100 the first time he raped her, but that she continued to allow the old man sleep with her because he threatened to kill her.
Ahmed and the victim are neighbours at Ago Tapa area of Ibadan, Oyo State. According to information gathered, the man is said to have taken advantage of many other under-aged girls in the neighbourhood. .
The unsuspecting father of the girl was told by a neighbour that his daughter was carrying a five-month-old pregnancy. Speaking with Vanguard, the girl said: “Sometime last year, my sister sent me to Papa Soldier’s house to collect some compact discs for her.
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.”
It was learned that the father has reported the case at Mokola Police Station and the suspect will be transferred to the State CID for proper investigation. The father of the girl said all he wants is justice, as he noted that he could not bear the trauma.