APRIL 9, 2013 BY SIMON UTEBOR
Deborah Jolaosho, the 15-year-old girl, allegedly raped by a 40-year-old man, Taju Adejumo, has delivered a stillborn baby.
Punch Metro learnt that Deborah was delivered of the stillborn baby early last month.
On February 6, 2013, Punch Metro had reported Deborah’s rape by the father of four.
After the rape, Deborah, who was a virgin, missed her period. Subsequent medical examination showed that the 15-year-old pupil of Meiran Community Junior Secondary School was pregnant.
As of February 6 when Punch Metro visited the home of the Jolaoshos, Deborah’s pregnancy was said to be seven months.
The suspect had told our correspondent on the telephone then that the incident was the devil’s work.
Adejumo agreed then he had sex with the minor on one occasion, but insisted that he was not responsible for the pregnancy.
“I did not do it intentionally. As I speak to you, I cannot understand what happened to me that day. Since that time, I have remained unstable. As for the pregnancy, I do not believe that action led to it. From the scan and tests, we were made to believe she is seven months pregnant but I had sex with her about six months ago,” Adejumo had said.
A family source, who did not want to be quoted, told our correspondent on Monday that Deborah was delivered of the stillborn baby at Crescent Hospital, by Baale Bus Stop, Meiran, Lagos.
The source did not state the circumstances leading to the stillbirth but he said the pregnancy was in full circle.
He said they were happy she (Deborah) survived the birth of her stillborn baby.
“She was delivered of the stillborn baby at Crescent Hospital. She was delivered by Dr. Lateef of the hospital. The foetus has already died in her womb before delivery. We are happy Deborah survived,” the source said.