16-year-old girl who was gang-raped by her father and uncle for 4 years underwent several abortionsBy Alexis Bell 1:21 PM January 11, 2018
A teenager broke her silence about the horrific abuse she has suffered at the hands of her family members after undergoing a series of abortions, according to police in Nigeria.
Lagos police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Segun Durojaiye and 44-year-old Emmanuel Durojaiye after being accused of gang-raping the 16-year-old girl.
Both suspects were charged with defilement of a child.
If convicted, they face up to life in prison.
Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court Judge Oluwatoyin Oghre set bail at $2,780 each.
According to the police investigation, the girl’s mother died when she was 12 years old.
Her father, Segun, who worked as a school teacher, sent her to live with his brother Emmanuel.
The girl’s uncle then began raping her.
The girl ran away from her uncle’s home and went to live with her father.
When the girl told her father that Emmanuel had raped her, Segun began having sex with her.
Segun and Emmanuel then decided to rape the girl at the same time.
When the girl turned 15-years-old, she became pregnant.
Segun then forced her to have an abortion.
The girl has since had several abortions.
When the girl began losing a lot of weight as a result of the numerous abortions, she told a doctor about the abuse.
The doctor called the police and the two brothers were arrested.