by ‘Jola Sotubo
The mother of a 12-year-old girl in Lagos has been beset with confusion after her young daughter fell pregnant due to being raped.
Kehinde Williams was repeatedly raped by Shaibu Isiaka, 29; John Obah, 30; Vincent 28, and one Idris who is currently on the run.
The four men were said to have taken turns raping the girl and their crime would have gone unnoticed if she hadn’t gotten pregnant.
The Sun reports:
The four men have been accused of taking turn to rape her at different times mostly on her mother’s bed. The victim’s father died last year January and her mother, Mrs. Shade Williams, a petty trader is saddled with the responsibility of training Kehinde and her two siblings. They live in Oworonshoki, a suburb of Lagos State.
Kehinde, a pupil of a public school in the same neighbourhood has already registered and preparing for common entrance examination into one of the state’s secondary schools when the bubble burst that she was pregnant.
Unable to control her emotion, with tears strolling down her cheeks, Kehinde’s mother, narrated to Saturday Sun how she got to know that her 12- year old daughter was pregnant.
According to her “I didn’t notice the change but had observed that her buttocks were getting fatter and I thought the food she was eating has started manifesting in her adding some flesh. Apart from the food she was eating at home, whenever she was going to school, I used to give her much money so that she would not be interested in what other pupils were buying or eating. I do everything to make her happy and comfortable.”
“Nothing like pregnancy ever came to my mind; I never imagined such because each time I asked her the last time she saw her monthly menstrual period, she told me, ‘last month.”
“Based on this suggestion from our neighbours, the following morning I asked her to urinate into a cup and I took the urine sample to medical laboratory and the result was positive – that she was pregnant and I took her for pregnancy scan and the scan revealed that she was already six months pregnant and I nearly collapsed.”
When the scale had fallen off Mrs Williams’ eyes and it was well established that she would soon be a grand mother, she asked Kehinde who was responsible for the pregnancy.
The beleaguered woman said she was thrown aback when her daughter opened up and started mentioning the names of their tenants as people who have violated her.
“All of them except Idris are in prison custody as we speak because we had to get them arrested and charged while we wait for the outcome of the case. I don’t know why these people should bath me with hot water mixed with pepper.
By the time Kehinde is delivered of the baby, the family is now banking on a DNA test to determine who among the four men is the father of the baby