SHARING IS CARING…
By :our reporter.
This is the story of a 14-year-old girl tortured by the Woman she is staying with in Kaduna state.
A kind hearted man rescued her from this torture.
Auntie made me drink ‘toilet water’, burnt my private parts with lighter” – 14-year-old Kaduna girl allegedly tortured by deaconess says:
A 14-year-old girl identified as Princess Michael, who was allegedly tortured and left with bruises all over her face and private parts by her guardian, one Mrs Yemi Awolola, at Shagari Estate, Barnawa, in the Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna, spoke with ALEXANDER OKERE about her ordeal in the hands of Awolola, said to be a deaconess in a popular Pentecostal church.
Read excerpts from their conversation below,
Do you know one Mrs Yemi Awolola?
Yes. I knew her at Shagari Estate, Barnawa, Kaduna.
Did your parents tell you why they took you to her house to live with her?
My father and auntie knew that I was staying with her. They told me I would go to school from her house.
What class were you in at school before you moved to her house?
I was in Primary Six and I want to become a lawyer.
Did you attend school while you were at her house?
I attended school for only one week.
Why did you stop?
One day, she gave me some doughnut to take to school but I was hungry, so I started eating it on the way. She met me eating the doughnut. That’s how she stopped me from going to school.
Is it true that she maltreated you?
Yes. One day, she just came back from work and asked me who ate the rice at home. I told her that I was the one and she started beating me.
What did she use to beat you?
She beat me with a piece of iron.
What are the other things she did that you didn’t like?
She also beat me and put pepper on my body. She kept me in the toilet to sleep and gave me water from the toilet to drink. I was there for over one week.