A 14-year-old girl has revealed to the police the ‘unholy help’ her mother’s brother aged 27 years, has been giving her since bringing her from the village to Lagos since 2013.
The girl said she was promised quality education by her uncle, Chigozie Bright if she followed him to Lagos- an ordinarily exciting prospect. Little did she know that she would be paying back her uncle’s generosity with her innocence and body.
She revealed that since arriving in Lagos with him in 2013, her 27-year-old uncle had sex with her 4 times in a week.
She told her story to the police, “My uncle brought me from Delta State in 2013 to live with him in Lagos and promised to give me quality education. He is my mother’s brother. My mother lives in Mali.
“I was 11 years old when he started having sex with me. He initially took me to a woman. He had an issue with the woman and I started living with him. He had sex with me four times in a week.
“He warned me not to tell anyone. But when I could no longer bear it, I told one of my friends in school and she advised me to report him to the police.”
Her uncle, Bright confessed to the crime but said he slept with her only once a week and not the 4 times she claimed.
He said, “I was the one who brought her to Lagos. When she arrived in Lagos in September 2013, she stayed with me for a week and I took her to a woman because I was advised not to leave her alone at home.
“She had a misunderstanding with the woman and the woman said she did not want her again. Since then, she had been staying with me and we had sex every Saturday. But I ensured I did not ‘release’ into her private parts.”
Bright has been charged to an Apapa Magistrate court to stand trial for rape.
The charge read, “That you, Chigozie Bright, on April 9, 2016, on Akinola Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos State, in the Apapa Magisterial District, did defile a 14-year-old girl by inserting your penis in her private parts, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge before the presiding magistrate, A.O. Adegbite.
The magistrate adjourned the case till Monday, for fact and sentence.