An eight-year-old girl has tested positive for HIV after the boyfriend of her mother who is married raped her.
The boyfriend of the girl’s mother who is a married man has been identified as Jude Chinedu aka, Ijiegbe. He allegedly raped the minor in their house in Alegbor Community, Uvwie LGA of Delta state.
According to a report by DailyTrust, copies of the medical tests showed that the woman and her daughter are infected with the dreaded disease.
“The suspect who is a married man has fled the area. The suspect is the boyfriend of the woman and had been squatting with her and her daughter. He fled the house after it was discovered that he’s been having carnal knowledge of the little girl.”
“The police have mounted a manhunt for the suspect who is from Anambra State. Each time the woman who sells pap goes out for hawking, the boyfriend will bathe the little girl and have sex with her. He usually threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it.”
“The mother noticed sudden changes in the child’s behaviour and a smelly discharge from her body and after several interrogation, she opened up that the suspect had raped her over and over and when the woman confronted the suspect, he ran away from the house.’’a source said.
The young girl was taken to the hospital after the rape incident by a human rights activist based in the state, called Comrade Kelvin Ejumudo where it was discovered that the child has been infected with HIV.
The police are currently investigating the matter as the boyfriend is currently on the run.