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Tina Okpara, the teenage girl who was serially raped by Super Eagles star, Godwin Okpara, has released a book, detailing how the sexual assault went on for two years.

In the book titled, “My Life Has A Price”, the victim narrates how she was adopted at age 13 by the Okparas and taken to France.

Linda, Okpara’s wife, then enslaved her for five years and turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse, she says in the book.

Tina’s decision to write the book seven years after she regained freedom, aims at raising awareness and helping other girls who might be going through the same horrendous experience, she said in an interview with TheNews magazine.

“One day, I told myself that if I refused testifying, other girls will continue to experience modern slavery,” she said.

She explained how her biological father was tricked by the Okparas into believing that she would be sent to school in France where the Super Eagles star was playing for Paris Saint Germain.

However, once in France, she was used as a sex slave. She was also prevented by Linda from attending school.

“The day she spat it on my face that schooling was not for me because I was too stupid, I lost all hope,” she said

As the abuse worsened, Tina kept secret notebooks where she could “dump all my sorrow”.

“These notebooks were used to dump all my sorrow, all my hatred for Linda. It was my lifeline and my friend,” she said.

The 188-page book, originally written in French, has just been translated into English. 

Godwin is currently serving a 10-year jail term in France, while his wife, Linda, will be in jail for 15 years.

Comments

  1. Godwin Okpara:
    Public Figure

    Description
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Godwin Okpara (born September 20, 1972 in Lagos) is a former football defender. Capped for Nigeria, he was part of the team that participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

    Okpara was outstanding at the 1989 U-17 World Championship, and moved to Belgian club Beerschot. After some years of relative success playing for Eendracht Aalst, for instance winning the Belgian Ebony Shoe, he moved to play in France for RC Strasbourg and Paris SG. His second season in the latter club was miserable, making him return to Belgium and Standard Liège. Okpara retired after the 2003-04 season.

    Prison
    In August 2005, Okpara was arrested by French police on charges of raping his 13 year-old adopted daughter. He was found guilty and imprisoned in June 2007 for 10 years. His wife, Linda Okpara, accused of torture on the same person has been condemned to 15 years in jail.

  2. don't u just love the way we naija like to pretend, oh how terrible, oh there is God o, the wicked should be punished, please spare me the innocent play acting, the trurth is there's thousand of these cases in naija happening everyday and no one does anything about it, the police doesn't care, there's no social care, pure evil is happening in that country among us, and we do nothing, charity they say begin at home, let clear out all these evil, child molester from home, at the end of the day, france didn't produce okpara, naija did, how many more is there back home that no one is doing anything about…. and if trurth is told if Godwin didn't travel out of the country, he would still be a child molester only different would be, he wouldn't be caught… peace