A commercial motorcycle rider popularly referred to as Okada had on Saturday, December 20, 2014 beaten a seven-month pregnant woman to a pulp along the Lagos-Badagry expressway, near Oluti bus stop, Lagos state.
An eyewitness identified as Mama Bola, who spoke to Leadership Newspapers, disclosed that the pregnant woman, Feyisara, had paid the unknown rider a stipulated amount of money to convey her from Iyana Iba to First Gate bus stop, Maza Maza, only for him to drop her near Oluti, and shouted at her to alight from the bike but the woman refused to yield.
This caused a heated argument between the duo and the pregnant woman held the Okada rider so he would not escape.
She said, “The pregnant woman, Feyisara said she had paid the okada rider the agreed amount only for him to lie that Alakija was the destination she told him. So, when they reached Alakija, he ordered the woman to get off but she refused insisting that she would get off at her destination.
“So, when the desperate rider wanted to escape and the woman stopped him, he attempted to remove her hands from his clothes but to no avail.
“The man parked the machine and forcefully removed her hands. The woman said she had no choice than to go after his private part.
An action which probably angered the man as he punched her in the neck and the woman fell on a stone and was rolling on the ground when sympathisers saw her and took her to a private hospital. She was bleeding.”
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of the motorcyclist who zoomed off thereafter is still not yet known whereas the pregnant woman was taken to a private hospital along Old Ojo Road, Agboju area of the state and is said to have regained consciousness.