A Nigerian woman has shared her heart appalling story of how she had to go through sexual assault occasionally which she said began from her youth.
The woman by the name Dorothy Edet was talking with newsmen during the burial service of Iniobong Umoren, the jobseeker who was assaulted in Akwa Ibom, and she recounts how she has been assaulted by relatives, outsiders as well as people she went to sell her products to when she was a kid.
She also recounted the horrendous story of how she was assaulted at 24 years old, by a pastor who said he wanted to perform liberation on her.
”My name is Dorothy Edet. I am actually a survivor of rape. I understand what it means. When people talk about rape, I also want to air out my voice.
At the age of seven, I was gang raped. Dressing has nothing to do with rape. What a woman wears cannot even push somebody to rape a woman. At the age of 10, I remember my Uncle telling my mum he is going to send me to school and that was how they came, took me home and they sexually abused me from 10 to 12 years old.
At the age of 15, I was raped when I went to sell banana for my mum. They finished eating the banana and the groundnut and they still raped me. AT the age of 20, I was gangraped again when I went to sell garri. They raped me, collected the money, collected the Garri.
At the age of 24, I was raped by my pastor who said he wanted to do deliverance for me and he did not do the deliverance. He raped me. Within five days, I was gangraped by a group of thieves who nearly destroyed my body. What did people say, don’t say anything.
They keep telling victims not to say anything. Do you know the psychological trauma that they pass through. This thing is painful. You don’t know what we face.”
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