According to reports from Twitter, members of the Nigerian police force mocked an 18yr old girl who went to report a rape case. The girl has also been allegedly refused treatment by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where she had gone to seek medical attention after being raped.
According to a twitter user, @yludiee, the 18yr old who is a salesgirl had been assaulted and raped by a dispatch rider who went to pick up a package from the store.
“A delivery man went to pick up from a shop and raped the sales girl because she was alone! Threw N1000 in her face and told her to go and sort herself out because he came in her, the girl is in the hospital now and the semen was found in her.this happened today!!!” She tweeted on Thursday evening.
By Friday, the boss of the young girl corroborated the story and accused the management of LUTH of refusing to treat her staff because they don’t want them to press rape charges against the dispatch rider.
In a series of tweets, she asked for help on bringing the perpetrator to book because the police was unwilling to help, having mocked her when the case was reported.
She also revealed that the 18yr old has been disowned by her father.
“This is the story of my staff and right now the dispatcher has absconded, we’ve been meeting dead ends everywhere and even said that they can’t administer PEP medication because we are pressing charges! They want us to drop the charges before she can be treated! She tweeted.
We haven’t been able to see the DPO of police for Ilaje Police Station because he’s always “busy” everytime we’ve been there and according to them, the case hasn’t really been formerly lodged if the DPO isn’t aware of it.
The police women at Sabo police station said and I quote “you sure say you no enjoy am?” to a traumatized 18yr old girl that had just been raped!
The police women at Ilaje police station in Bariga said and I quote “you sef fit be say you enjoy am because you suppose shout”
My girl started crying and I started crying because I was extremely angry and powerless!
They continued with “why you know bite am?” “You suppose give am mark for body”
All of these were said by the police to an 18yrs old girl that had just been raped.
The man in question is a 45+ six foot man with lots of body mass. My girl is a small 18yrs old child.
She has been disowned by her father because of this matter even after we went and explained the situation by ourselves to the family.
She cries at the slightest things now!
When he was raping her and she was shouting, he told her that even if she shouts nobody can hear her and save her, after he was done, he gave her 1k and told her to clean herself up!
When she told me, I told her not to bath so I drove down there and took her to an hospital
We ran some tests and took his semen from her because the bastard even came in her!
We have his semen which means we can run DNA test if this was a normal country.
We have a doctors report that clearly explains that there was forceful penetration
I hope Nigerians will help fight for this 18yrs old girl that literally has no one to fight for her.
Thank you to everyone who has been there from day 1 to help