A woman has lost her pregnancy after she was raped by a commercial motorcyclist in a forest at Ago Akingboye village in the Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.
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The motorcyclist, identified as Laolu Omogunwa, was said to have offered to take the woman to a place where she could buy pal kernels at cheaper rates. He diverted and raped her in a bush, the woman said.
She added that he tried to strangle her and dispossessed her of her phone and N150,000 before raping her to unconsciousness.
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The victim said after being unconscious, Omogunwa left her in the bush, thinking she was dead but luckily, she was revived by heavy rain that fell shortly after the deed. She said when the family did not see her at the time she was expected back home, they organised a search party that found her where she was struggling to crawl to the road.
She said it took about 48 hours for her to regain consciousness and lost the pregnancy as a result of excessive bleeding.
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Oba Adesayo Ajibade, the monarch of Ajagba town, who is the traditional ruler of the villages in the area, told The Punch that the motorcyclist had committed an abomination. He said it is against the laws of the land to have sex with a woman on bare ground.
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He said the matter could cause poor crop yield and famine unless the offenders appease the gods. He added that the victim may not survive any illness unless the rituals are done.