EME’s first lady, Niyola has revealed that she was molested when she was a little girl as she advocated for women rights in the country.
Niyola was speaking with Pearl on SoundcityCityDivas show.
She said: “I have been molested quite a number of times. Thankfully, I haven’t been defiled. I have been molested by both people I never imagined would molest me…and obviously strangers as well.
And it wasn’t once, it wasn’t twice. It wasn’t three times. But what helped me was that I started to try to figure out at that time why anybody would want to do that to me or to any female. I realised it was cowardice
Alot of things could be done to prevent the situations and protect yourself. I remember for a very long time, I would never visit guys. And when I started to live alone when I was in school, you would never come to my room for any reason.
For a very long time I was paranoid. But I realised that if you share your experience with people, your fellow women, you’ll find that it’s not that big a deal that you can’t come out & talk about it because it’s not your fault that someone tried to molest you. Such people should actually be punished and brought to book.”
Child s*xual abuse involves an adult who pleasures their selves using a kid.
Child s*xual abuse has been defined as every s*xual activity between an adult and a child to meet the adult s*xual needs or interest.
The United Nation has revealed that one out of ten girls have experienced s*xual violence at early stage of their lifetime.
The National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) report in 2008 suggested that over 25% of adolescent in Nigeria often experience the first s*xual abuse at the age of 15.