By Taiwo Ajala
How do you begin to console the parents of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted, drugged, gang-raped by for men for five days?
The victim was declared missing on Friday when she was taken at Igando area of Lagos state. Five days after, she was found, drugged, unconscious and bruised.
Her father, simply known as Tony said his daughter had just finished sitting her West African Senior Secondary School Examination and was on her way to church when she was abducted.
He said the victim was going to the Saint John Catholic Church, Igando, when four men in a Toyota Camry, who pretended to give her a lift, drove her away. According to him, the victim was in the company of her siblings when the incident happened.
Tony: “My other children said on their way to church, they greeted the people who were in the car and they asked where they were going and they said church. So, they said they should get in the car that they were also heading in the same direction.
“But after their eldest sister entered the car, they sped off and her other siblings started shouting, ‘Sister, where are you going to?’ Immediately, they wound up the glass and even when she was shouting for help, nobody could hear her.
“After searching for her throughout Monday and Tuesday, I reported a case of a missing person at the Ikotun Police Station and the search for her continued. We posted her picture on different WhatsApp groups until a church member saw the post on Friday and sent us the number plate of the car that was used to abduct my daughter.
“The church member said he saw when my daughter entered the car and he immediately wrote down the number plate of the car, but he didn’t know that she was abducted, adding that he saw the street where the car entered.
“We went to the street, Aiye Omere, Igando. When we got there, we saw the car and my daughter, where she was kept, drugged and was being raped by the four men from Monday till Friday between 4pm and 5pm when we got there.
“My daughter was not herself; the only thing she was able to tell her mother was that they kept drugging and raping her and whenever they were going out, they would drug her and then she would fall asleep until they returned.”
The victim’s father said one of the suspects was identified as Ifeanyi the Great, adding that the police arrested some of the culprits.