A Nigerian lady has come out to share her heartbreaking story of surviving rape several times which she said started from her childhood.
Dorothy Edet while speaking with newsmen during the funeral of Iniobong Umoren, the jobseeker who was raped in Akwa Ibom, recounted how she has been raped by close relatives, strangers as well as people she went to sell her wares to when she was a child.
Dorothy said she would have been a victim of the guy who raped and killed Iniobong as she got the same message but didn’t have money for transportation to attend the fake interview.
She said the following:
”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. The 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 sexually abused me from 10 to 12 years old.
At the age of 15, I was raped when I went to sell bananas for my mum. They finished eating the banana and the groundnut and they still raped me. At the age of 20, I was gang-raped again when I went to sell gari. 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 gang-raped 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.”
”I could have been a victim of this killing because this same guy also asked me to come for an interview. I have been searching for a job to survive because what I am having cannot take care of me and my family. I needed something better but I thank God I couldn’t attend the interview because I didn’t have transportation. That means this guy could have also killed me. No one knows what is going on,’ she said.
Dorothy concluded that sexual abuse has led to many choosing to become homosexuals to escape the pain.
Watch Her Full Narration Below: