It was one of those evenings, after a long day, all you want to do is to have a quiet relaxed evening in. I picked my remote up, went straight to the news channel to catch with events of the day. The 7.30 news was on.
The first news headline totally ruined my evening of stay home relaxation, I went from relaxed mood to anger and sadness, anger at a nation that has not awakened to this heinous crime, sadness for the little girl whose life will never be the same again.
A 70yr old man charged to court for raping a 10yrs old child. Rape? Did I just hear the word rape, no that is not just rape, that is perverted old man! A pedophile
The only thought I had going as i sat motionless was, dear God, how many others out there, how many children have being abused by this monster.
I watched him being dragged into the court room, with his head bowed in shame. And his children present at the courtroom would not look up as well, why are they there I asked myself, speaking out loud.
The anger in me welled more, they feel embarrassed but still they are there identifying, showing support, what about the little girl? I prayed and hoped she’s getting the needed support.
What has driven a 70years old grand Pa to disgrace himself, entire family and generations yet unborn this way?
Should the devil be blamed again or was he under a curse? What was he thinking? What was the attraction in the body of a 10years old girl child?
I threw all those thoughts and excuses aside, the stark reality here is, Pa Ozua is a pedophile, a pervert.
How many out there has this old man perverted on? How many young girls has this old pervert damaged? Too many questions. I was full of anger
I became concerned how this would this end, concerned because, not only is our system failing to protect our girl- child, the judicial system makes mockery of it.
Will Pa Ozua walk away from this? For he kept denying even when proof of medical investigation was presented.
If I had the power, right there I would have sent Pa Ozua straight to prison to live the reminder of his miserable life there. There and then, I promised myself to follow up to know the outcome.
Pa Ozua was sentenced to one year imprisonment. Was there any surprise, no, though 2years on, I cannot but wonder what he is up to now. My heart still bleeds for the little girl who would have to deal with this for the rest of her life. How could the judicial system fail an innocent child like that.
This incident happened a while back in the ancient city of Benin- Edo State.
By Pat.A ForUnbroken
Are there other victims of Pa Ozua out there?
Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Although girls typically begin the process of puberty at age 10 or 11, and boys at age 11 or 12, criteria for pedophilia extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13. A person who is diagnosed with pedophilia must be at least 16 years old, but adolescents must be at least five years older than the prepubescent child for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.. ( Wikipedia.)