A 22-year-old undergraduate has revealed that she was raped in Lagos.
She explained that the incident happened after some louts broke into the premises of the police station. She said although soldiers came to rescue the situation, only policemen were rescued. She also revealed that one of their neighbours was killed.
She said this while speaking in an interview with The Punch.
“Soldiers came into the police station but they only rescued the cops on the premises. The son of one of our neighbours was shot and he died instantly. They met me inside the room. When they came in, they were with arms so I was scared and didn’t know what to do. I pretended to be dead. They ransacked our rooms and took everything.
“They put a heavy object on my leg and it was paining me. I moved a little bit. One of them noticed that I moved and he notified others. I stood up and pleaded with them to let me go. They said no and asked me to choose either to be raped or killed,” she said.
“They did not even wait for me to make a choice. About 10 of them raped me. One guy came in and stopped them. He said he knew me and that was why they let go of me. They molested me. I was bruised. I left the community that same day after the incident. It was a horrible experience.”
She said she had seen some of the area boys on her way to her mum’s shop in Oshodi. She stated that she had to go through therapy in Sokoto after the harrowing experience.