The victim said she did not inform her mother because her stepfather threatened to kill her and her mother.

It was further gathered that a neighbour noticed that she was having her menstruation for 16 days every month as against the normal three to five days.

This was said to have prompted her mother to take her to a private hospital, where it was discovered that her womb had been infected.

Confirming the allegation, the 35-year-old mother of the victim, Abiodun, said she accosted her husband but had to keep mute as she had no financial means to care for her three children aged six, four and two.

As of press time on Saturday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, could not be reached for confirmation.

Meanwhile, the Director of Child Welfare, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Oluwagbemileke Ojerinde, promised that the state government would rehabilitate the victim while her mother would be supported in raising the children.