23-year-old seamstress, Busari Rukayat has narrated how she was raped by a land grabber identified as Ade Ikudaisi in Ajegunle/Malato, Itaoluwo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
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 a Sunday service.
Narrating what happened, Busari said Ade Ikudaisi, a.k.a ‘Omo Iya Pupa’, was seated in front of his house as she passed by and that when she greeted him, he stretched his hand for a handshake after which he requested to send her on an errand. She paused to listen to Ikudayisi only for the suspect to drag her into his room and charmed her, then ordered her to undress after which he allegedly 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 kolanuts which he inserted into her female organ.
She also revealed that he covered her mouth with cloths, making it impossible for anyone to hear her screams.
Rukayat claimed to be a virgin and made this known to the man but the man went on to rape saying that he needed a virgin.
Speaking to Vanguard, She said, “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 the crime for investigation.
Vanguard learnt that the suspect fled the scene through his back door when the police arrived and asked him to follow them to the police station