Not a day passes without one hearing or reading about another child who was taken advantage of by an adult. The rate of these stories makes one wonder if kids are safe in the country and how one can protect their seeds from this deadly virus that rob kids off their innocence and purity.
The Gran Papa of Hiplife Reggie Rockstone recently showed celebrities such as Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, John Dumelo and the rest how to handle the threat of molestation and abuse to your children in how he handled a potential child abuser. A lot of celebrities would have ignored it when a potential child abuser threatened their child with gang rape citing their position in society as an excuse. Reggie Rockstone on the other hand not only made the guy famous, he made him aware of the repercussions should he try anything of that nature even in his dreams.
Efia Odo has used her Instagram page to lament and shed light on the way child molestation is handled in the country. In her message, she talked about the huge numbers of female children that get molested by family members and friends and the impact these abuses affect them as adults. She further talked about the difficult in talking about the molestation and pain caused due to the culture of the country.
There are several people who have suffered and are suffering from the effects of molestations that happened when they were young. A girl recently shared her story about her aunt’s husband raping her for several months and making her sleep with a dog. A father was arrested for impregnating his own daughter while a mother refused to do anything about her husband raping her child.
Our attitudes towards child molestation as a society leaves much to be desired and as Efia Odo elegantly puts it “a lot of adults are traumatized from adolescent molestation” hence it is imperative that we tackle this menace as soon as possible.