Rape or cape
(Story by Prisca Ezeh)
My name is Janet Eke… Born into a peaceful and hardworking family but poor.. I am the first daughter of my poor parents.. Well Eke is my Father’s name, I am married…
Before you ask “why isn’t she bearing her husband’s name?” Let me brief you a little about my deceiving and lustful type of husband..
I was actually an undergraduate, studying to be a Lawyer but fate twisted it all.
Out of poverty… My poor parents were forced to marry me off to a Northerner Mr. Abubakar Alaska .. Just because he was a wealthy man.. I did all that out of love for my parents and siblings.. But i shouldn’t have agreed, i shouldn’t have started this mess but i had no choice… Abubakar even stopped me from schooling(crying)
All this started One fateful evening when Abubakar came home drunk.. I was done preparing dinner.. As a caring and understanding wife .. I politely asked him to join in dinner since he came back earlier than expected..
“My husband please i have prepared dinner.. Please come and eat” said Janet
After much standing and requesting
All he did was looked at me in a filthy way
“What did you put inside that food?” Abubakar asked
“How? My husband.. I prepar-ed”
“Poison?…Shut up woman.. You look so wretched and disgusting…acting as if you and your parents are helpful… Gold diggers!!” Shouted Abubakar
“The more you say sorry.. The more you look like a witch!..”
“Am so sorr-”
Before i knew it.. He dragged me from my clothes.. Threw me unto the wooden armless chair.. Ripped my clothes.. Slapped , strangled and raped me!
This went on for days, weeks, months and years…. My face was bruised that i had to cover up from people saying “It was just a fall”
Whenever i came with the news of pregnancy… He quickly dragged me like a thief to the homes of native drugs( a popular place around that area).. Forced the child out! My poor parents never knew what i was passing through.. Oh God!