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14-year-old Girl flees home to live with 40 year old Lover in Lagos (Photo)

14-year-old Girl flees home to live with 40 year old Lover in Lagos
Rosemary, credits: Family

About two weeks ago, a 14-year-old girl, Rosemary who hails from Jos, Plateau State, was rescued from the apartment of her alleged lover, 40-year-old Chukwu Nkenna, in the Agege area of Lagos...surprisingly, she fled again!

 Punch newspaper reports that Rosemary had been taken away from Nkenna’s apartment at Obelle Junction, Surulere, on Monday, September 8, by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Rosemary, who reportedly came to Lagos State in January 2014, had been in the care of a non-governmental organisation interested in girl education, before she left in December 2014, due to financial challenges.

The teenager was said to have met Nkenna, more commonly known as Kema, in the Surulere area around January 2015. She was reportedly staying in Nkenna’s house, who hails from Delta State.

In July, neighbours reported to the police in Surulere that Rosemary was being sexually abused and was suspected to be pregnant.

It was gathered that the Surulere Police Division on Friday, August 21, arrested Nkenna, for allegedly raping the teenager.

The matter was said to have been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, on Monday, August 24.

The police at SDCI were said to have later released Nkenna, while the victim was asked to seek medical attention.
Rosemary thereafter went back to Nkenna to continue to stay with him.

The matter was said to have also been brought to the attention of MWAPA, which sent its officials to take the girl from the suspect’s house on September 8.

It was learnt that Rosemary was billed to go to a government rehabilitation centre, but she opted to stay in the Agege area with her uncle.

On Sunday, October 13, Rosemary reportedly sneaked out of her uncle’s apartment in Agege, and had since not been found.

Rosemary’s uncle, who identified himself simply as Benjamin, said, “When Nkenna was initially arrested by the police and taken to SDCI, the police failed to follow up the matter. They released him, and said we should allow the girl to marry the man since they were both lovers.

“I was not happy with the way they treated that case. When they asked the two of them to go home, she returned to Nkenna’s house until she was taken from the apartment by government officials.

“Days later, she fled, and since that time, we have been looking for her. She called one of my brothers two days ago, but she did not tell us where she was staying. We asumed that she is with the suspect. We do not have Nkenna’s number. So, we cannot reach him.

“We want the state government to arrest Nkenna and bring our daughter back. There was a time that Nkenna called the family with Rosemary’s number, and we asked him to show up, but he refused. We are still looking for her.”

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