A 17-year-old girl has been rescued after she was allegedly defiled, impregnated by her father, and then kicked out of the house in Eket, Akwa Ibom state.
The girl in Uyo’s Plaza area, the state’s capital, was seen Tuesday, 21 September by a Facebook user Oga Yenne in search of anyone with an interest in the baby.
The teenager claimed her dad started defiling her from when her mother died, adding that when she became pregnant he threw her out of the house.
This pregnant girl was given to recently sworn in by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mrs. Patricia Essien Obot, a member of the NOTOVOLE Foundation, an organization based on sexual violence.
Read Oga Yenne’s Post below:
So my attention was drawn to this case of a 17years old young girl in Eket who was impregnated by her father.
According to her, the father started defiling her last year after the death of her mother. The last time she saw her period was December, meaning she is almost due for delivery and had not had any anti-natal care ever.
The father later threw her out of the house, leaving her with no option but to come over to Uyo and find anyone who may be interested in the child. Pathetic ba?
Yesterday, she was spotted at Plaza asking people around if they have a need for a baby. She needed a family to take her in till she put to birth and handover the baby to the family.
Can you imagine that a man saw her at the plaza last night, offered her accommodation to pass the night, and slept with her even in this state?
Today, by the special grace of God, we were able to locate her today at Plaza and I single-handedly picked her and handed her over to the President Mrs. Patricia Obot of “NOTOVOLE Foundation” a member of the Gender-Based Violence Committee, recently sworn in by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
She has taken the necessary actions by immediately reporting the case to the Police at Ikot Akpan Abia, and also a medical appointment has been booked for the girl tomorrow morning. Hopefully, she will get all the help and support necessary for her in this stage of her life.
Special thanks to the people who called my attention to this case. My duty always is to leverage my social media platforms and contacts to connect help and assistance to those who need them. To God be the Glory!!!
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