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RAPE SURVIVOR

Worldwide, up to 60% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under the age of 16, while an estimated 150 million girls under the age of 18 suffered some form of sexual violence in 2002 alone.

Sayo, a 14-year old primary school student in Oyo referred to us and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo by Justice Development and Peace Movement, (JDPM, Oyo) reflects further on the plights of helpless youths in Nigeria after she was dealt with the horrible fate of multiple sexual predators who continuously raped and threatened to kill her if she ever dared to speak out.

All these would have continued but for the intervention of her class teacher who noticed offensive odors emanating from her and decided to look into the matter; Sayo was eventually tested to be HIV infected, she finally spoke up about her rape experience with the three different men at different intervals.

Citizens’ Gavel in partnership with NSCDC Oyo and JDPM took the matter up and two of the perpetrators were remanded in Prison on the 5th of February 2020.