Rita Edochie ,Nollywood actress,who was a guest at a seminar to end violence against children said According to Vanguard that she has once being sexually abused by a family friend on her way to the hospital.
She was on a way to the hospital when the person called her to come and now violated her.
She didn’t know what was happening then because she was in primary six.
“I was so tiny then that I didn’t discovers that I was pregnant”,She said.
The pregnancy was about 7 month old before my mum noticed, She said.
She explained that the pregnancy was about seven months before her mother noticed it.
Edochie added that her mother was shocked at the pregnancy because she thought her being strict would not allow such a thing to 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 surprise but the boy denied.
“My mummy told me to abort it,but I told her that we shouldn’t . Eventually I gave birth to the baby.” She said
According to the actress, “my mother took care of the baby while I went to school; if not for my mother I would not be where I am today.’’
The veteran actress called on parents to communicate regularly with their children and make them their best friends.
“Parents should always listen to their children’s complaints on happenings both in and outside the home.’’
She urge parents to create cordial communication and relationship with their parent as she was unable to tell her mummy what happened to her because her mum was strict and she didn’t know how she might feel.