Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, has revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, Edochie said the boy who raped her used ‘diabolic’ means to have intercourse with her.
“I was a victim of sexual abuse; that was when I was in primary six; I was going to the hospital and somebody called me.”
“The boy used some diabolic means and sexually violated me; when I could not see my period, I refused to tell my mother, because she was very strict.”
“I love sharing my experience because at the end of the day I succeeded; If I had not succeed, I would not have been able to be saying it.”
Edochie further disclosed that her pregnancy was about seven months before it was noticed by her mother.
“My mother asked how it happened and I told her everything; my brother picked a knife and wanted to kill me, but my mother stopped him.”
“It happened that the mother of the boy that violated me was my mother’s friend; the boy’s mother was surprise but the boy denied.”
“My mother took me to hospital to abort the pregnancy with a planned of taking me to my grandmother’s place at `Ogede’ to stay for one week before returning home.”
“I told her I may lose my life in the process; and because she loved me, she then aborted the planned abortion; I feel it was God that spoke through me.”
“My mother took care of the baby while I went to school; if not for my mother I would not be where I am today.”