A Catholic Secondary School teacher (name withheld) in Lagos narrated how she was raped by a robber who used polythene bag as a condom.
The lady who narrated the ordeal which happened at her home to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court told of how the armed robber used polythene bag (poly bag) as protection, in place of a condom.
The unfortunate incident reportedly happened on March 6, 2018, between 2 am and 3 am. The victim told the court that she was woken up by the intrusion of the two males, a tall one (Ojo) and a short one (Oluwaleke) both dark in complexion, who ordered her to get up.
“I told them I had no money and the first defendant (Oluwaleke) said I must produce money or he will kill me," the lady whose identity has been withheld said.
“I was tying a wrapper and the first defendant asked me to lie on the bed. He took my Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card, mobile phones and all that I have.
“He brought out a knife, placed the tip on my stomach and threatened to stab me if I did not cooperate. When he opened my wrapper, he saw I was menstruating. I didn’t know from where he produced a poly bag.
“He tied the polybag on his joystick and inserted his joystick into my vagina. I was pleading that I could be his sister, but he ignored me, asking me to shut up. Much later, he removed the polybag and raped me using nothing.
“When the first defendant was done, the second defendant was telling him that was not what they came for and that they needed to go.”
Hoping that her other family members household were unharmed, she quickly went to check on them.
“My mother and her friend were still sleeping in the sitting room. Things were scattered and the contents of their handbags were emptied on the floor. I woke them up and told them what happened," she continued
“We went downstairs where my younger brother stays and we noticed that the robbers used a rope to tie the door of the mosquito net, which is attached to a spring so that it does not make noise.
“My younger brother was also still asleep with his friend. We woke them up and I told them what happened.”
The incident was reported immediately to the authorities by her while she was taken to the hospital that morning for medical examination and counseling.
That same day she was also taken to the Afonka Police Station, Alimosho, where four recently apprehended robbery suspects were shown to her.
She said, “Immediately I saw the first defendant, I recognized him. Even with my eyes closed, I can identify him.”
The case was adjourned till September 30 by Justice Abiola Soladoye on the request of Mr. O. Egbo, counsel to the defendants.