Lolu during the Diary section said their home help continued to abuse him for years because he lacked the confidence to tell his mum. He also knew that his mum was battling with so much and he didn’t want to add to her burdens, so he kept enduring the torture.
Lolu explained that he found the confidence to tell his younger sister about it when he was 21 years old.
The housemate said he felt that there are so many people battling with child abuse and that is his reason for sharing the story so as to give strength and confidence to them.
He said, “I was molested at the age of five by my housemaid. I didn’t inform my mother at that time because she had challenges and was trying to keep the family.
“Most people don’t know they have the right not to let such things affect them negatively or positively.
“Even though I’ve come to terms with it, I remember the incident sometimes.
“I have sought therapy sometimes, but I am not ashamed or sad about it. I have dealt with it for the past 24 years so I’m fine.”