How Traditional Healer Abducted, Raped Me At Gunpoint In Lagos—Teenage Girl

A teen (names withheld) on Tuesday narrated earlier than an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, how she was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a standard healer who was to deal with her father.

The 17-year-old testified as to the primary prosecution witness on the trial of 1 Prince Tom for defilement and kidnapping, in accordance with NAN. 

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The teenager, who was led in proof by the state prosecutor, Peter Owolabani, mentioned she was a 15-year-old senior secondary scholar when Tom got here to her home on December 10, 2019, with a member of her household’s church.

The witness mentioned the defendant requested N25,000 as a part of a price to heal her father of stroke.

She mentioned her mom informed her to observe Tom to a Point of Sale (POS) operator to withdraw the sum.

She mentioned they went to some POS operators to make withdrawals however have been unsuccessful as a result of the operators had inadequate funds.

The teenager mentioned of their seek for one other POS, she and the defendant took a industrial motorbike from her neighbourhood in Bariga to Ilupeju, each in Lagos State.

“When we got to Ilupeju, my mother called him on the phone and I heard him telling her: ‘She is my sister, I cannot do anything to her, ma’.

“He approached a commercial tricycle park and informed the drivers that she was his sibling who had just come to Lagos from a village and asked for a hotel around the area.

“I had exhausted my transport fare, I am always staying at home, my parents do not allow me to go out; so, upon hearing him asking for a hotel, I told him I wanted to go back home.

“He said that he was seeing something in the spiritual realm that if I went back home, my father would die,” she mentioned.

The witness mentioned they went to a resort (Osmak Hotel Mushin) and the defendant paid for a room however she refused to observe him into the resort room.

According to her, the defendant persuaded her to observe him in order that they may pray for her father’s therapeutic.

In the room, he was praying in God’s identify and he introduced out a black oil and mentioned: “In the next five minutes, your father is going to get up from his sickbed and walk.

“After five minutes, he said it had been done and we should enjoy ourselves but I insisted that we should go home.”

He asked if I was stupid and told me to lie on the bed.”

“I refused, and the next thing I felt was a gun pointed at my head. I started shouting and he held my neck, removed my trousers, and forcefully had sex with me.

“I went to the bathroom afterward and was crying; he said I should not tell my mother what happened and asked if I had eaten. I said I had not eaten since 4pm, and the time was 8pm,” she informed the courtroom.

The witness mentioned they went downstairs and the resort supervisor observed bloodstains on her garments and wished to talk to her however the defendant refused and despatched her again to the room.

She mentioned the defendant got here again to the resort room, fell asleep, and left the room key on the mattress.

According to her, she couldn’t sleep.

“I took the key, opened the door, went outside, and locked him inside. I went to the receptionist, she gave me her phone and I called my mother but it was our pastor who answered.

“I explained everything that happened and gave him the address. I saw the hotel manager and explained what happened and he told me that he noticed the bloodstains and wanted to speak with me.

“The manager told the staff members not to let the defendant out of the hotel room and they called the police who came to pick him up. This was about 2 am,” she testified.

While being cross-examined by defence counsel, {the teenager} mentioned although she lived in Lagos, she by no means went out.

She mentioned Tom met her household for the primary time that day and her mom was not conscious that she was taken to a resort by the defendant.

Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case till July 21 for the continuation of trial.

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How Traditional Healer Abducted, Raped Me At Gunpoint In Lagos—Teenage Girl

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