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Mother recounts how doctors spent 9hrs operating on 1-yr-old daughter raped by neighbour


A distraught mother of a 16-month-old girl (names withheld) raped by a 16-year-old neighbour, has revealed how doctor’s at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, Ebonyi State spent nine hours of intensive operation to save the life of her daughter.

While calling on security operatives to ensure justice is done over the defiling of her child, the mother of four, said the accused neighbour used the opportunity of her absence to rape her daughter

However, DSP Madu Jude, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer said he had not been briefed over the matter.

Recounting the incident, the worried mother who sells gari at the New Kpirikpiri Market in Amikeaba community of Ebonyi Local Government Area said; “last month, while I was going out to do my normal business, I told one of my daughters to look after her little sister. But she was careless about the assignment.

“That was when my 16-year-old neighbour carried my baby into his room and raped her repeatedly almost to death, until my little baby started bleeding from her private part and anus.

“When we returned, we saw him (teenager) bathing the child in an attempt to stop the bleeding. We quickly took the baby to the hospital and discovered that she had been raped. The suspect is now in police custody at Area Command, Ebonyi State.

“It took doctors at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, nine hours of intensive operation to save my baby’s life,” she added.


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