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Lady hospitalised after being raped by taxi driver in Rivers state
Lady hospitalised after being raped by taxi driver in Rivers state

A 21-year-old girl has recounted how she was abducted and raped along the Obiri-Kwerre Airport Road in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday, August 15.

Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the victim (name withheld) said she boarded a taxi while heading to Rukpokwu which is near Port Harcourt. She said it was while in transit that the driver brought out a knife to threaten her.

“He just came and said, ‘Where are you going?’ I said I was going to Rukpokwu (near Port Harcourt). He said okay, and asked me to enter. So, he drove down and wound up the glass. He showed me a knife and a gun and asked me to keep quiet. He said he had killed a woman already because the woman shouted.

He was like he was going to kill me, that the only way he was going to save me was to sleep with me. So, when we got to a lonely and dark place, he stopped and slept with me. Then, just a few meters from that place, he stopped the car and said I should go out.”

The distraught lady said she was later admitted to a government facility for treatment after the incident.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, sympathized with the victim and advised her to report the matter to the police instead of the media.

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