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My parents separated at 13 and I had to go live with my grandma. I stayed with her for about 4 years. I had this aunt who always taunts me that my mother is a prostitute and that I was the cause of my parent’s separation. Then one day during my grandma’s travels, she took me to visit her friends and left me with them for about 3 days. I was drugged and given alcohol and sexually abused in various manners and forms. After every act, I was given N1000. I had different women come in at different days and times, till I was able to run away back to my mother’s house. All of these happened between 2005 and 2010.

How long has this sexual abuse / behaviour occurred/been occurring?

5 years

Have you ever told anyone or received help?

I told my Uncle who happened to be a psychiatrist. I was losing time, forgetting things, seeing strange outfits in my wardrobe. I was getting called out for behaviours I would never exhibit in my right senses. I managed this torments till I was 17 and I told my uncle, they ran some tests and did some therapy on me. I was diagnosed with a serious Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Who did you tell or what type of help did you receive?

A young friend I tried to help, to see if she can break free from her past.

Have you noticed any physical or medical changes with your body as a result of the sexual abuse?

Don’t know

What has been the emotional or psychological effects you’ve experienced as a result of the sexual abuse?

I can’t remember a whole lot of my childhood and events leading up to that time and during that time too. Seems like there’s a huge hole there. I masturbate. I think violent thoughts about women (haven’t acted on them though), sometimes I think about suicide. There’s been like this deep anger I feel.

Do you wish to further speak with mental health professionals about this?


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