Young lady hospitalised after being raped by taxi driver in Rivers state
A young lady has narrated how she was hospitalized after being raped by a taxi driver in Rivers State.
The 21-year-old lady was abducted and raped by a taxi driver along the Obiri-Kwerre Airport Road in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.
Narrating the ordeal to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the young lady (name withheld), claimed to have boarded a taxi heading to Rukpokwu while returning from work around 10 pm on Monday, August 15.
The victim said halfway through the journey, the driver brought out a knife and threatened to kill her if she didn’t meet his sexual demands.
The victim said she was later admitted to a government facility for treatment after the incident.
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.” She said.
The spokesperson for Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-koko sympathized with the victim and advised her to report the incident to the police.