A 14-year-old girl (name withheld), ran away from her parents’ home in Biogbolo, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, to live with her Facebook lover, who is named Victory Age, and aged 17.
Victory, along with a friend of his known as Gospel, were paraded at State Police Headquarters, Yenagoa, for letting the underage SSS1 pupil stay with them for one month without the permission of her parents.
It was learnt that the reason the minor fled from their home was because she was allegedly being maltreated by her stepmother in her father’s house.
The minor revealed that she ran away from home to meet her Facebook friend, saying she dropped a letter for her parents. She added that she had sex with her online friend and also with his friend, Gospel during her stay but it was all consensual.
She stated: “I went to meet a friend I met on the Facebook who resides at Onopa. When he saw me with my bags, he was shocked. He asked why I was carrying my bags and what was going to happen. I told him I was going to stay with him for one week.
“He asked whether I was sure and whether my parents won’t look for me, I said no. He then agreed and we went to book for a hotel. We stayed in the hotel for three days and thereafter, we went to his friend. His friend carried me to Azikoro, where I have been staying for one month.
“I am 14. I slept with him and his friend for one month. They did not force me to have sex with them. I had sex with them intentionally.”
Victory Age, who is from Ogbia LGA of the state, said they met on Facebook and also explained his part of the incident.
He said: “She was my friend on Facebook. I haven’t seen her before and I wanted to see her. I told her to come and meet me at my place at Onopa. When I called her again, she said she was already on my street and I went to meet her.
“When I met her, I saw her with her bags. I was surprised. I told her I only wanted to see her because we have not seen each other before. I asked why she came with her clothes, she told me she was staying with her aunt and did not like the way she was being maltreated and that she just wanted to stay one week with me.
“I had small money on me and I agreed and we went to book a hotel room. My friend, Gospel, came to see me and we paid for the hotel room. I was with her in the hotel for two days before I went back home. I asked her to go home that I did not have any money again. I did not know what transpired after that. I only had sex with her three times. From there, my friend, Gospel, took over.”