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Sunday, April 22, 2012

"I Watched With Horror As Armed Robbers Raped My Wife"

Saturday, April 13, 2012, could pass for a
very bad day for Mr. Nwakama, his wife
and others on a South East-bound bus. That
day, dare devil armed robbers, attacked
them, near Okada town, in Edo State.
Nwakama (other names withheld), a Lagos-
based businessman, was one of the victims
of the robbery attack.

Narrating his bad experience, he revealed
that he and his wife had boarded at Berger,
at the boundary between Lagos and Ogun
states, on their way to attend the burial of
his wife’s uncle in Delta State. He said he
intended to travel in the night but his wife
suggested they should rather take a day
bus for security reason .

Nwakama revealed that when they got to
Ore, in Ondo State, the driver stopped for
the passengers to eat and buy some things.
According to him, on approaching Okada
town, the bus had a flat tyre.

He said: “The driver stopped to change the
tyre. We all alighted from the bus. One
nursing mother in the bus refused to come
down. While the driver was still arguing
with the nursing mother, about 15 armed
men swooped on us and ordered
everybody, at gunpoint to follow them into
the bush. We complied.

“The men ordered that everybody should
switch off his or her phones, warning that
anybody whose phone rang would be
killed .”

Nwakama said that the robbers stripped all
of them and collected money, handsets,
wristwatches and other personal effects.
He revealed that what could have led to his
untimely death started when one of the
hoodlums started caressing his wife.

He said: “The man was touching my wife’s
breast and my wife was crying and all of a
sudden the man started putting his hands
in my wife’s pant, while others were doing
same to the other three girls and a woman
with us .

“As I would not stand the humiliation any
longer, I warned the armed man to know
that the lady is my wife and that it would
not be good doing the thing in my
presence. My effrontery angered the idiot,
who corked his gun and threatened to
shoot me. One of them armed with
machete, got more infuriated and hit me
with a sharp object on my head and I fell.

“At the point of death, I watched the idiots
raping my wife in turn. I passed out as I
could not stand it any longer .”

His wife (name withheld), who is still in
shock said: “I don’t have anything to say,
rather than that the God I serve will fish out
those who humiliated me and give them
the punishment they deserve.”

She revealed that in their community, in
Delta State, it is an abomination for a
married woman to sleep with a man that is
not her husband. “ But when we arrived
home and our elders deliberated on the
issue and finally said that since it was not
intentional, I had been forgiven. Yet, we still
spent huge amount of money to perform
some cleansing rituals .”

Source: The Sun

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