A 12-year-old girl has tested HIV positive after she was tested following a rape case.
Apparently, the little girl confessed that her 25-year-old half brother, Abdullahi Mohammed and his friends have been repeatedly raping her for the past four years.
She revealed that her mother was divorced when she was just born and she has been living with her father in a two-bedroom public apartment (face-me-I-face-you) in Jahi district.
She said her half brother started raping her when she was 8 years old, and each time he raped her, he would threaten to kill her if she told their father.
“My father married my step mother who has a son. We were living peacefully until one night when I was lying on the floor and Brother Abdullahi came and started fondling my breasts. When he didn’t see breasts, he said he would suck them until they came out.
When I objected, he raped me. He used a handkerchief to wipe off the blood that was coming out from my private part. He threatened to slash my throat if I told anybody.
“I didn’t tell anybody and it continued. He raped me every night; and sometimes he brought his friends, especially Ahmed along with him to rape me,” she recounted.
Although she had sworn to secrecy, her ailment was only discovered when she began falling ill continuously and her father was advised to take her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HIV.
But then there came a funny twist to the story.
When the two rapists were apprehended by the police following their confession to the crime, they were forced to undergo tests as well and they both somehow came out negative.
Speculations therefore emerged that her mother was apparently HIV positive when she had her, the reason why she was sent away by her husband.
“She was not tested when she was an infant, and maybe she was HIV positive from birth. Her half brother confessed that he was the first man to have had sex with the victim and how she got that HIV still remains a mystery,” a police source said.