Just like so many other issues repeatedly talked about in our dear country Nigeria, child rape/assault is a sore that continues to fester.
In the news today, as reported by Punch.ng, A police inspector attached to Mkpat Enin Police Division in Akwa Ibom State allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint. The victim, a senior secondary pupil of Community Secondary School in the area, on Tuesday said she was returning from church on Thursday, last week, when a police team accosted her.
I’m going to pause here…
Point 1: This group of randy police officers probably go around accosting and assaulting children and unsuspecting citizens.
Back to the story…
She explained that the inspector pointed his gun at her, saying if she tried to stop him from touching her he would shoot her. She said the inspector then led her away from other members of the team to a dark portion of the road.
The policeman then forcefully caressed her breasts, saying “small you possess these types of breasts”, she said.
Point 2: This man is obviously a mentally deranged power drunk one. And he could have kids and a wife!
She added, “After he had forced me to remove my clothes, he ordered me to lie down and open my legs. And what I noticed was that he brought out his penis and inserted it into my vagina.
“As he was romping over me, he forbade me crying as he threatened to shoot me if I should open my mouth.
“But when I could not bear the pains any longer as blood was running out of my private part, he quickly took me into the vehicle and drove to the station, where he detained me from Thursday till Saturday.
“It was my uncle, Dr. Ime Stephen that came from Abuja and bailed me out with N10,000,” she said.
Point 4: So after defiling her at gun point like it was a right of yours, you detain her and collect money – payment for you defiling her?! This ain’t happening! This is crazy!
Asked of her mother, she told our correspondent that she did not know her mom, who left her dad when she was a toddler. Her dad on the other hand became paralysed after he fell from a palm tree, and ended up living with her in her uncle’s house.
Point 5: This brings me back to people who think that having kids is some kind of life achievement. You have children and then leave them to deranged wolfs prowling about. If you can’t take care of that child, don’t have them!
He said, “The inspector for pointing a gun he was given on trust at a girl of 15 before raping her, lacks the characters of police officers who are meant to protect lives and property of Nigerians.
“He is a fraud by also taking the girl into the police custody for three days and collected N10,000 as bail sum from the girl’s guardian.
“We call for his dismissal from the force so that he can be prosecuted accordingly.”
Point 6: No, no …
One last thing … why do we always have the victim’s picture splashed on newspapers and none of the rapist?