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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will hand over an in-law who raped their daughter to the police

43% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are in agreement that they will make sure an in-law who raped their daughter is handed over to the police.

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This worried woman needs your advice (Illustration)

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Nora is a 41-year-old married mother of five with her eight-year-old daughter coming after four sons.

The baby of the house was raped by her husband's brother and while she is doing everything possible to get justice, her husband's family wants her to treat it as a family affair.

Read her story here:

"My name is Nora, a 41-year-old married woman. I have four sons and one daughter who is the last child and baby of the house.

My daughter came when I had almost lost hope of having a female child and she became my best friend and confidante.

I love my daughter so much and can even give my life for her. My husband, Ndubuisi, also dotes on her without pampering her.

His family too also love her a lot and they take turns in having her over for holidays but all that has changed as my husband's younger brother, Collins, a 30-year-old man raped my daughter when he came to visit us two weeks ago.

The painful thing is that the family wants me to keep quiet about the abuse of my baby so that its name would not be brought into disrepute.

They have been mounting  pressure on me and my husband not to report the case to the police because it would ruin their reputation.

Ndubuisi too seems to agree with them and has been begging me to play down the rape and should not do anything to escalate the matter.

But my family members are not thinking in that line as they want me to take up the case or they would do it on my behalf.


The teaser for the day was:

What you do if your brother-in-law rapes your young daughter?

How Nigeria voted:

I will make sure I hand him over to the police - 43%

I will treat it as a family matter - 15%

I will personally kill him - 7%

No amount of pleading will make me shield him from the law - 36%

How would you vote here?

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