I decided to tell this story in order to raise awareness on child molestation and how deep it has eaten to the lumen of the society.
I sell food stuff at a market in Lagos alongside other traders -mostly Women.
So, on one fateful day I was outside my shop and happened to catch a view of my neighbour’s 4year old daughter coming out to pee by the gutter, and I was shocked as I saw her crying while peeing only to look under her and see she had been peeing blood with her urine.
I couldn’t hold my shock, so I immediately called her mother’s attention to it. She came but took the matter lightly, sawing she had taken the child to a clinic and they said it might had been an infection and so prescribed antibiotics for her.
However, I wasn’t convinced so I pushed for a deeper investigation into the case, and lo and behold, after questioning the girl in question and her older siblings, some very dark truths surfaced.
As it turned out, the little girl had been sexually assaulted by the older brother and the blood was as a result of him fingering her repeatedly. It didn’t stop there oh, the oldest brother was also assaulting another of his young sister too.
The revelation has caused excruciating pain for the mother. Your world kind of ends when you find out you cannot trust your own kids with each other anymore.