This is the sad story of how an 'Okadaman' raped and took the virginity of a 14-year-old girl.
A commercial motorcyclist popularly called 'okadaman', identified as Sharafa Wasiu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl while she was returning from her aunt's cake shop.
The teenager who is said to be from Benue State but living with her mother's sister, narrated how the vile 'Okada' rider whom she had never met before, took advantage of her and how she lost her precious virginity to him in the process.
Hear her tearful remembrance of the day she was violently defiled her at her house located at Onolu Road, Igbe in Ikorodu, in the state:
“That day, I stopped a bike from the front of our shop to take me home. When we got home, he dropped me in front of the house, I paid him and I went in, not knowing he was still lurking around.
I thought he had left, not knowing that he wheeled his motorcycle to the side of the house and stayed there, watching me. It was about 2pm.
My aunty had told me to help her clean her shoes, so the moment I entered, I started packing the shoes outside so I could clean them. I used the kitchen entrance and I closed it when I packed the first round.
When I was in the room packing the remaining shoes, I heard the sound of the door and I asked who was there. I didn’t hear anything, so I went to check who or what was there. The next thing I saw was the okada man that dropped me a short while ago.
Immediately, he pushed me to the floor with so much force, overpowered me, being a taller and more hefty person. He pulled my skirt and pants and raped me. I struggled with him but I didn’t succeed.
Apart from the pain from the forceful entry and the terrible smell oozing out of his body, he was rubbing my body against the floor, inflicting serious injuries on my body. I kept shouting but nobody heard me because I was the only one at home.
When he finished, I pushed him away, pulled up my skirt and ran to the door to escape. I barely opened the door when he suddenly ran after me, pushed me and pinned me to the floor.
I was gasping but he tore all my clothes, leaving me stark naked, and dragged me on the floor, trying to take me inside so he could rape me again. I can never forgive him for what he did to me.
By that time, blood was all over my body. I kept shouting but there was no one to rescue me.
As he was trying to remove his trousers, I managed to escape naked and I ran through one side of the house while he ran through the other side to get me.
That was how one of our neighbours saw me and quickly called on others who mobilised to the place at once and caught him. They also seized his bike.”
The teenager's aunt who said she felt guilty over what happened to her niece, said she had taken the girl for medical tests and it was confirmed she had been truly defiled.
A police source confirmed that Wasiu had been charged to court exactly three days after and was being remanded in the Kirikiri prison on the order of the court pending when the case would be heard sometime in October.
Cases of rape is now so rampant that it will take a concerted effort by the law enforcement agents to nip in in the bud.