The girl whose name cannot be named for legal reasons is a secondary student in JS3 and is a daughter of a late police officer who hailed from Edo State. According to reports she was lured into prostitution by a woman who used to sell clothes to her mother at their Lagos residence.
Sources say that for about a month that the teenager was missing, her abductor, Rosemary Ekpolor, also pretended to be looking for her along with the victim’s mother. Rosemary was later caught when the police at Oke Odo Division in Lagos State got to know that the missing 13-year old girl was one of the prostitutes their counterparts in Ogun State arrested earlier. She was arrested alongside five of her accomplices.
Narrating her experience, the 13year old girl said:
“I was coming from home to my mother’s shop at U-Turn Abule-Egba area where she sells food and I ran into a woman, sister Rosemary, who normally sold clothes to my mother and she told me to follow her. I obeyed because I know her.
“She then took me into a bus and we arrived at a hotel in Sango where she introduced me to two men called Fatai Akoko and Olori-Ebi. And immediately she gave me a key to a room which was dirty and smelling and she put a wig on my head, which she said was to make me look older.
“On my first day at the hotel, Alhaji Mallam deflowered me and before he did it I struggled with him but he overpowered me. I went through hell. After having sex with him, much blood was coming out of my private part and I quickly came out of the room to call Aunty Rosemary and she went out and brought a white handkerchief which she used in cleaning the blood.
“Eight men slept with me everyday. They paid me N800 each and those who slept with me over night paid N1,500 each”
As at press time, Rosemary and all the other suspects are being detained at Oke-Odo Police Station.