Busari Rukayat, 23, has narrated how she was raped by a suspected land grabber, Ade Ikudaisi, in Ajegunle/Malato, Itaoluwo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The man then went further to insert kolanut in her private part.
The seamstress, who is critically ill and receiving treatment in a private hospital, said the rape occurred about a fortnight ago, at about 2pm, on her way from Church.
Rukayat said the suspect, Ade Ikudaisi, popularly called ‘Omo Iya Pupa’, was seated in front of his house when she was passing by. She offered him greetings and then he requested to send her on an errand, which she obliged.
Ade Ikudaisi, however dragged her when she moved closer to him, into his room and then en-charmed her. She further stated that the the suspect ordered her to take off her clothes and then placed a traditional sash on her shoulder and a silver bead round her neck.
She claimed to have been forced to step on some cowries and Ikudayisi allegedly murmured incantations on two kola-nuts which he inserted into her female organ.
She couldn’t get help at that moment, as the suspect had already covered her mouth with a cloth and no one could come to her rescue even after she shouted for help.
The victim, who claimed to be a virgin at the time of the alleged rape, said she pleaded for mercy but quoted the suspect as insisting that what he required was a virgin.
“I struggled with him till about 5pm but he overpowered me and raped me after which he threatened that I will bleed to death if I dared to expose him.
I kept this to myself for days until I was struck with a strange ailment which compelled me to open up to my parents”.
On hearing her story, the parents reported the incident at the Sagamu Road Police Station where officers were assigned to the alleged scene of crime for investigation.
But on getting to the scene, policemen requested that the suspect should follow them to their station but he excused himself to dress up and ready his car to drive everybody to the station only for him to escape through a back door.
It was learnt that all efforts to trace him proved abortive.