A 12-year-old housemaid from Imo State, simply identified as Benita, has narrated how her uncle one Chigozie Osuocha raped her five times.
Benita was arrested at Mile 2 area of Lagos by officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command after alighting from a commercial bus from Olodi Apapa trying to board another bus to Maza Maza.
The Rapid Response Squad officers on sighting her with two children, aged between 6 and 4 years invited her for questioning.
Upon interrogation, Benita told the police she was running away with her uncle’s sons.
She said the brought her to Lagos to assist his wife domestically, but sexually abused her.
Benita narrating her ordeals said any time her uncle wanted to sexually abuse her, he would come home early, lock his three children out of his one room self-contained apartment and sleep with her.
She said “I confessed to my uncle’s six year old son what was happening after he asked what his father did to me each time he locked his three children them out of the apartment.
“The boy told his mother. His wife confronted me and I confirmed all that her husband had done to me. She threatened to pack out. But they resolved it after he promised it won’t happen again.
“I have been staying with his three children at home while they go about their businesses. He has refused to enrol me in school since July 2017.
“I took his two sons with me while I left the last child at home. They saw me packing my things out of the house, the children asked me where I was going and I told them I was returning to the village.
“They started crying that they were going to follow me. I took them along with me after taking the N60,000 he said I should give his wife.
“When i got down in Mile 2, I did not know the policemen were monitoring me.
“One of them crossed the expressway and asked me some questions about the children with me. At a point, I told him I was running away to the village because my uncle was sleeping with me.”
When confronted, the suspect blamed the devil for his actions, adding that he had slept with her only five times.
“I brought her to Lagos in July 2017. I started sleeping with her in December, 2017; I slept with her three times in December.
“My wife got to know of my sleeping with her and she threatened to move out of the house with my three children. I begged her and we resolved the issue.
“I came home yesterday and I gave her N60, 000 to help me give my wife. It was this money she carried and she wanted to travel with it to the village along with my two boys”, he stated.
Lagos Police spokesman, SP Chike Oti confirmed the incident stating that the girl had been transferred to the Family Support Unit of the Command.