Lady Narrates Her Rape Ordeal Under Bridge

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Richard Ginika Izuora

One Uzoamaka Okoli, on Monday narrated before an Enugu State High Court how she was allegedly raped her under Trans-Ekulu Bridge and collected her N250.

She identified the rapist as Obinna Ogianya

She told Justice E.M Egumgbe; Okoli that she was on her way to work when the defendant allegedly attacked her with a knife.

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

“I struggled with him and sustained an injury on my third 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 complainant alleged.

She said it was when the man was putting on his cloth that an oncoming car flashed light on him and she saw that he was wearing a blue boxer. The complainant further said that the defendants later searched her bag and made away with her only N250.

“When I climbed back on top of the bridge; I saw my colleague and after narrating the incident to her she took the case to 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 the day of the incident.

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

Okoli further said that tramadol, cannabis sativa and a lighter were found on him.

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

The presiding judge later adjourned the matter to September 6 and 13 for continuation of hearing.

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