Nollywood Actress Rita Edochie Reveals How She Was Raped And Impregnated In Primary 6

Rita Edochie reveals how she was raped and impregnated at a tender age

Popular and talented actress, Rita Edochie, has opened up on how she was sexually abused at a tender age.

The veteran actress, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja,called on parents to regularly talk to their kids to avoid being sexually abused.

Rita, who was a guest at the ‘End Violence Against Children‘ seminar in Abuja, revealed that a family friend raped and impregnated her at a tender age.

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According to 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

Speaking further, she said she was about 7-months gone before her mum noticed she was pregnant. Her mum, according to Rita, was shocked as she though her being strict should never had let this happen.

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 surprised but the boy denied.

My mother took me to hospital to abort the pregnancy with a plan 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.

Rita then added that her mum too care of the child while she went back to school. She called on parents to regularly communicate with their kids and also take them as best friends, as this would really help.

Parents should always listen to their children’s complaints on happenings both in and outside the home.

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