Victor Akinkuolie ,Ado-Ekiti
A teenager Abosede (surname witheld) has opened up how she was abducted and used for three years she was in the captivity of her abductors.
The 17-year-old secondary school girl who is currently at the custody of the Ekiti State Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Ado-Ekiti for urgent medical attention is carrying eight months pregnancy although she could not account for the owner.
She said on the fateful day she was abducted by Adewumi Ademiloye, her 30-year-old boyfriend, she was going to a lesson in preparation for her West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) when she was lured to a corner by him.
The teenager explained that they started dating each other since 2019 and she has visited him in his residence several times before she was finally abducted.
She explained that Ademiloye has urged her many time to bring some of her clothes to his house so that she could be living with him but, she refused and told him that she was not ready for commitment or marriage at that tender age.
She narrated that on the fateful day she was abducted, she was lured into the house and drugged and made to smoke illicit substances such as chicher, Colorado and tramadol.
The development which she said later made her to become a serial drug addict.
She described how she forgot her people and refused to go back home again.
She stated that she regretted how she did not remember her parents whom she said she valued and loved so much before she was abducted.
She explained that few months after she was abducted, Ademiloye turned her to a prostitute and became her pimp, meaning that he took money from other men that he allowed to have sexual intercourse with her on daily basis. She added that he charged those men who slept with her between N10,000 and N20,000.
The physically distraught teenager said she was pregnant sometimes in year 2021 and immediately informed her abductors.
She described how her abductors refused to register her for antenatal, but will beat and lock her up in a room. On many occasions, she said that he threatened to kill her if she dare tell anybody what was happening to her in his home.
She said as she continued to languish under the condition she was subjected to, one day she overheard the suspect, Ademiloye and his mother, Mrs Felicia Ademiloye, who was arrested and arraigned alongside with him on a phone conversation negotiating with somebody suspected to be a ritualist.
“At this stage, my brain came alive and I was very afraid, when I could no more bear the situation, I put a call to my mother and narrated everything to her, my mother who had been searching for me since, 2019 came for me,” she concluded.
The mother had earlier reported the matter of her missing daughter to the Juvenile Welfare Center (JWC) of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Ekiti State Police Command earlier in 2019. However all efforts made by the police to locate her whereabouts proved abortive.
According to the mother, the victim left home for an extra moral lesson in preparation for her West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on the fateful day, but did not return home.
However, on March 15, 2022, about three years later, the victim’s mother received a credible information about her daughter’s whereabouts. She then alerted the Command’s Juvenile Welfare Center (JWC) of the State CID who then swung into action and traced the missing girl.
Shortly after Ademiloye was arrested alongside with his mother by the police, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Sunday Abutu, said the duo would be arraigned in a competent court of jurisdiction as soon as investigation is completed on the matter.
During the arraignment in an Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court in Ado-Ekiti, the court remanded Ademiloye at the Correctional Center, Ado-Ekiti, for thirty days, while the mother was granted bail.
This was after the Police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade prayed the court for an order to remand Ademiloye, saying the move will allow police to complete their investigation, while the duplicate case file of the matter will be forwarded to office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
According to the charge, Adewumi Ademiloye was reasonably suspected to have commit offence of rape of 17 year-old-girl in Ado Ekiti, between March, 2019 to March, 2022, the offense which he said was contrary to section 23 (1) of Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (GBV) laws of 2019.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Titilola Olaolorun remanded Ademiloye in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado-Ekiti for thirty days, pending completion of police investigation and issuance of legal advice by the DPP.
She therefore adjourned the vase till April 25, 2022 for mention.