My step-father raped me, my younger sister – Woman tells court


An Ibadan-based clothier, Esther Isaiah, on Wednesday accused her step-father, John Dickson, of raping her and sexually abusing her younger sister, NAN reports.

Testifying in a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Isaiah,20, additionally alleged that her step-father was accountable for her childlessness.
“Our step-father, began molesting me at age 12 and my younger sister, every time we go to our mom in her matrimonial dwelling.
“Whenever my mom will not be at dwelling, my step-father will threaten that he'll kill me if I don’t enable him sleep with me. So, I allowed him to be able to stay.

“He raped me so many instances. I by no means informed my mom as a result of I didn’t know what is going to occur, however, I informed my pals.
“He also raped my younger sister. She told me that our step-father comes into the room where she sleeps with a mask and rapes her,” she mentioned.
Earlier, Dickson who spoke by means of an interpreter mentioned that he filed the divorce suit on grounds of abandonment.
He alleged that his spouse, Mary, deserted him for 3 years with none motive.

However, Mary, countered her husband’s submission of abandonment when she described him as evil and an animal in human pores and skin.
“It is true that I left Dickson’s dwelling. He raped my daughter, one of many two youngsters I had earlier than I married him.
“The woman was afraid to inform me what my husband did to her and she or he stopped visiting me.
“In Cross River, the place I'm from, it's a taboo for a person to sleep with a step-daughter and her mom.
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“Except a sure sacrifice is carried out, the step-daughter may by no means conceive and the mom will die.
”I'm at present sick and want pressing religious deliverance,” Mary mentioned.
After listening to the testimonies, Chief Ademola Odunade, the court’s President, ordered all of the parties involved to make sure that they did the needful because it was a matter of life and demise.
He held that Dickson is perhaps charged with felony.
The arbitrator adjourned the case until Oct. 15 for judgment.


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