A 16-year-old Senior Secondary School, SSI student, has revealed she was subjected to sexual violations since age of 10 years by a pastor at the Egbe branch of a popular new generation pentecostal church in Lagos.
The victim, from her hospital bed around Ikotun area of the state, alleged that the suspect in connivance of a medical doctor, had carried out four abortions on her without her consent.
She said her predicament started after she lost her parents six years ago. An uncle she identified simply as George, took her to Delta State from where the suspect, who had just been separated from his wife, took her to Lagos to look after his child, with a promise to train her in school.
That was when he allegedly started a sexual relationship with her in his three-bedroom flat at 6, Dolamo Street, Agodo-Egbe.
The victim told Vanguard that whenever he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her, he would invite her to his bedroom and offer her some drugs after which she would lose her memory.
Her words: “He usually invited me to bring water to his room at night. Thereafter, he would give me some drugs. But when I summoned courage to ask him one day, he said that the drugs was to make me sexually active.
“The first time I opened up to our branch’s Senior Pastor and his wife, I was hushed. They even said I wanted to tarnish my guardian’s image, despite all he had done to keep me in school.
“Again, I reported the sexual molestation to some of my school teachers, but they said they did not know how to go about it and how to prove my claim. They were even afraid that I could be driven away from the house and that it would mean the end of my education.