Busari Rukayat, 23, who was raped by a suspected land grabber in Ajegunle, Itaoluwo Ikorodue area of Lagos State, has described the horrific events which led to her battling for life in a private hospital where she is terminally ill.
She said the rape occurred about 2 weeks ago at about 2pm, on her way from church she passed in front of Ade Ikudaisa the suspect, known as ‘Omo Iya Pupa’ in his area.
She greeted him and he stretched his hand out for a handshake, upon which he said he had an errand for her. As she stopped to listen he dragged her into his room, where he forced her to undress and placed a silver bead around her neck and a traditional sash on her shoulders.
He then forced her to step on some cowries and murmured incantations on two kolanuts which he inserted into her private parts.
She shouted for help but to no avail until the suspect covered her mouth with a cloth. Busari claims to have been a virgin until the incident. As she pleaded for mercy with the suspect, he told her what he needed 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.”
Her parents immediately reported the case to the Sagamu Road Police Station. where officers responded by going to the suspects house.
Sunday Vanguard sources revealed that when the policemen reached the location they ordered the suspect to follow them to the station. The suspect made an excuse that he wanted to dress up and ready his car to drive them all to the station. However, he escaped through the back door. efforts to trace her, however, has been unsuccessful.
Busari is still at hospital receiving treatment.