I was A Victim Of Sexual Abuse—Rita Edochie

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Rita Edochie

Veteran Nollywood actress Rita
Edochie has disclosed how she was molested sexually when growing up.

 Rita speaking in a recent interview
with the News Agency of Nigeria said the incident occurred when she was in
primary six.

 She said: “I was a victim of sexual abuse;
that was when I was in primary six; I was going to the hospital and somebody
called me. “The boy used some diabolic means and sexually violated me; when I
could not see my period, I refused to tell my mother, because she was very

 “I love sharing my experience because at the
end of the day I succeeded; If I had not succeed, I would not have been able to
be saying it.” The thespian added that she got pregnant as a result of the
incident and it took seven months for her mom to realize this which completely
surprised the family. She said: “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 surprised but
the boy denied.
 “My mother took me to hospital to abort the
pregnancy with a plan of taking me to my grandmother’s place at Ogede to stay
for one week before returning home. “[But] I told her I may lose my life in the
process; and because she loved me, she then aborted the planned abortion; I
feel it was God that spoke through me.”

should always listen to their children’s complaints on happenings both in and
outside the home,” she advised.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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