Teenager gang-raped by 4 men tests positive for COVID-19 after childbirth

A 16-year-old teenager identified as Aishat who was gang-raped by four men in Lagos has tested positive for coronavirus.

The teenager was raped after she moved to Lagos in search of greener pastures.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Aishat, a native of Oyo state became pregnant after she was gang-raped by four men when she took shelter in a bus at a motor park in Ijesha, Surulere.

It was also learnt that a yet-to-be identified guardian brought the 16-year-old teenager to Lagos after she took her from her parents in Saki, Oyo state.

According to report, the guardian who promised to hand her over to the person she would be working with but the guardian abandoned her at the motor park in Lagos.

Aisha reportedly kept roaming in motor parks as she knew no one in Lagos, leading to her being gang-raped by four men she says she can identify.

Pregnant and homeless, Aishat continued roaming in the park where she kept seeing her rapists. She passed her nights in shops until she was heavily pregnant and she was referred to welfare workers.

According to report, Aishat was directed to the Mother and Child Care Centre in Gbaja through the Ministry of Women Affairs, where her case was first reported.

Aishat had her baby girl via caesarean section but sadly, Aishat wasn’t producing breast milk after the birth of her child.

The 16-year-old teenager was about to the taken to one of the government shelters in the state after the birth of her child but the management of the centre insisted that a COVID-19 test be conducted on her first.

The COVID-19 test result came out positive and she was transferred to the Gbagada Isolation Centre instead.

Those who came in contact with Aishat were asked to undergo Coronavirus test.

8 of the hospital staff allegedly tested positive and have been asked to go to the isolation centre.

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