Please Help Becky Escape From Her Rapist!

“If you tell anyone about this, I will stop paying your school fees.”

My name is Becky, I’m 20 years old and I live in this real world.

I was born in Shira, Bauchi State. I currently live just north of Lagos, in Ogun State. I stay with my uncle because he can afford my fees, my father cannot. I do not remember what it feels like to be loved and protected – my mother is dead.

In this choice between getting an education and avoiding daily rape, at first I chose school. This started when I was 18, now, it is no longer a choice. It has been 2 years of constant rape and abuse. If I stay here I will die. And if I leave, I will die as well, only, a different death.

“If you tell anyone about this, I will stop paying your school fees”, he says.

Lying there I think there is as much horror in the mundane as in the spectacular. He grunts like he always does, consistently like the drone of a neighbor’s generator and I go away like I always do.

Latch on to a painted wall, the kitchen floor, cobweb in the store and when he decides he will rape me in the backyard in the evening, searching for something to hold, I roll the threat on my tongue. He says it now with such lack of conviction.

Inside of the house, I have lost my words, except to mutter always our familiar threat. Lost inside of my worlds. I want to become a Nurse to heal people and impact lives, but this seems far-fetched as I have no funds.

Please I need your help. I need 650,000 naira to complete my schooling. This money will let me look in the eyes of my uncle’s threat and not fear. I will go back to Bauchi to my father, I will remain in school. I will start to live again.

Please help me.


This message is brought to you and Becky’s case is being handled by STER (Stand To End Rape)

One Reply to “Please Help Becky Escape From Her Rapist!”

  1. very touching, only N650,000 to save her life and someone will bury billions under the ground. I trust in God’s love, He will see us through not by what the politicians are doing but by His mercy and love.

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