A 22-year old lady from Imo state identified as Ifeoma Okechukwu had on Monday, October 27, 2014, murdered an unidentified man who attempted to rape her at about 12.30pm in Atlantic View Estate, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki, Lagos State.
According to Punch reports, Okechukwu had gone out to buy sanitary pads on that fateful day since her menstural period started earlier and while on her way back, the suspected rapist harassed her.
Narrating the incident, Obechukwu said, “After buying the sanitary pads, I was going back home when I saw a man, who should be in his forties, standing at a corner. He approached me and ordered me to take him to my house.
“He put his hand into his pocket as if he wanted to bring out a weapon. He said he would kill me if I shouted.
“When we got to the house, he said I should shut the door and I did. He said I should remove my clothes; and I started begging him, but he refused to listen.
“So I told him to let me get to the kitchen because I was cooking something and I would be back. I got a rod and hid it in my wrapper. I went back and moved slowly towards him, still begging, but he refused.
“He was taking off his clothes and wearing a condom when I used the rod to hit him in the head. I started screaming. And then I picked the phone and called my uncle.”
Okechukwu’s uncle who she called immediately the incident occurred revealed that he went straight to the Ilasan Police Station to report the incident to them.
Speaking on the grounds of anonymity, he said, “I was not at home when the incident happened and her younger brother had also gone out. So, she was alone in the house and it was possible he had been monitoring her movement.
“When she called me and said what had happened, I left the office and went to the police station in Jakande Estate where I reported the matter.”
However, a police source disclosed that a pack of pack of condoms and a phone without SIM card were recovered from the deceased during investigations adding that no body had come to claim his corpse since the day of the incident.
He said, “He was about wearing the condom when the girl hit him on the head and he died. His mission was to rape her and steal from the house. He probably took advantage of her frail stature.
“We have got information that he was not alone. He belonged to a gang that has been terrorising Lekki residents for some time now. And that’s why since this incident, nobody knows his name and address, and none of his relatives has come forward to say they know him.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, was called to confirm the incident but he promised to get back to the newsmen.
Meanwhile, Okechukwu remains is in police detention.