‘My rapist robbed me of my N250 after raping me’ – woman alleges

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Photo: Rape victim

A middle-aged woman, Uzoamaka Okoli on Monday told an Enugu State High Court how one Obinna Ogianya allegedly raped her and forcefully collected her N250 under Trans-Ekulu bridge.

Narrating the incident, the complainant, who was testifying before the court, said she was on her way to work around 5:30 am on May 28, 2019, when the defendant allegedly attacked her with a knife.

According to her, the defendant dragged her under Trans-Ekulu bridge, threw her on the ground with a knife pointing toward her stomach and raped her.

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 “I struggled with him and sustained an injury on my 3rd finger, but he overpowered me.

“He pulled down the leggings I was wearing and threatened to stab me if I shout and finally forced himself on me,” the complaint alleged.

She said it was in the process of the defendant wearing his cloth that an oncoming car flashed light on him and she saw that he was wearing a blue boxer.

The complaint added that after raping her, Ogianya searched her bag and made away with N250 being the only money she had in the bag.

“When I managed to climb back on top of the bridge, I saw my colleague whom I narrated the incident to and she informed our supervisor.

“We were there when I heard that two people were arrested near the scene.

“When I got there, I identified the defendant as the one that raped me because he was still wearing the same yellow slippers he wore.

“A search was conducted on him and my N250 was found on him,” she said.

She also noted that the defendant was still wearing the blue boxer short she had spotted on him.

Okoli further said that tramadol, Indian hemp, a lighter were found on him.

She said that the supervisor invited the police who took the defendant to the police station.

The presiding judge, Justice E.M Egumgbe, adjourned the matter until Sept. 6 and 13 for continuation of hearing. (NAN)

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