I am continually challenged with the number of rape and mutilation stories I come across daily. The sordidness of this stories range from shocking details of rape of girls as young as 3 months of age!
Why is it that every man feels he must rape a girl at least once in his life time? One aspect of this stories that never ceases to horrify me is that a man is capable of raping a girl who calls him “daddy”
A very recent incident is that of the Light of Hope Orphanage in Akute area of Ogun State, Nigeria. One of the orphans, 14 year old Atinuke (not real name) said Atunde (who runs the facility),popularly referred to as daddy, by the inmates started sleeping with her at the age of 10.
According to her, “Daddy started sleeping with me when I was 10. On one occasion, when he has sleeping with me, I ran into another room but he chased me and warned me never to run away from him again”.
Even someone with no sense of imagination would be fired to replay this horrid scene in his senses.
Imagine an older man pouncing about a little girl like a lion with its prey.
The worst of it is the leniency with which this monstrosity is often treated especially in Nigeria. Each time rape cases are filed to the police, the accused is temporarily celled and bailed within 24 hours! So monsters in human skin keep parading Nigerian streets.
Maybe authorities are so lenient because every man is a potential rapist and since 80% of all affairs are officiated by men worldwide, empathy for exposed rapists is bound to occur. If you don’t agree with me, what then do you assume is the legit reason for denying rape victims adequate justice and re-dress?
posted by Susan