A teenager who goes by the name Chinecherem Chinze was allegedly abused sexually by a couple in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, where she worked as a housemaid. Ene Chidozie who is an auto parts dealer got her pregnant and sent her back to her place in Enugu.
The young girl was about to write her Junior WAEC last year, but the plan was set back by the inability of her widowed mother to raise the examination fee.
The poor widow Christiana Chinze, who have four other children to cater for since her husband died two years ago, easily accepted the suggestion to send Chinecherem to the couple, in March 2016, to serve as a housemaid while they Carter for her education.
Chinecherem disclosed that when she arrived Ikare in March last year, Chidozie’s wife who was pregnant at the time, told her that she was brought to the house for a purpose that would be revealed to her at the appropriate time.
In an interview, Chinecherem said:
“One day in August last year, she told me that the time for the purpose of my coming to Ikare had come. She asked me to enter her husband’s room.
I entered the room but, surprisingly, I met him lying naked on his bed. He beckoned to me to come but I refused. I started begging him, telling him that I had not done such a thing before.
Suddenly, Aunty (Chidozie’s wife) came into the room and pushed me towards her husband. She then held me down while her husband deflowered me. I cried throughout that day. Thereafter, he continued to sleep with me. Each time Uncle wanted to sleep with me, his wife would help him to hold me down.”
The couple abandoned her and took her back to her mother in Enugu when she got pregnant. However, when contacted, Chidozie admitted impregnating her. He said that both families had discussed extensively and settled the issue and he’s willing to take care of her.
Chinecherem’s dilemma has however been condemned by human rights activists who have vowed to monitor the development to prevent the case from being swept under the carpet.