A female banker was raped and robbed at gun point by scavengers who sneaked into her car at Mabushi. The hoodlums also forced her into promising not to report the case to the police.
The scavengers, according to police sources laid wait for the woman along a popular shopping mall in Mabushi from where they forced her to drive the car with them to a dumping area where they molested, raped and robbed her.
“The woman parked her car opposite NEXT Park and Shop. When she came out, she noticed that her car was open. She thought she forgot to lock it, as she wanted to drive out, one of the criminals who was already hidden at the back seat pointed a locally made pistol at the back of her head while another brought out dagger and told her to drive,” the source said.
“The miscreants let her go after they made her promise that she will not report the incident to the police,” it said.
When our reporter visited the victim at a private hospital in Jabi, she said she reported the incident at Mabushi Police Station.
The embittered woman said her focus is to fully recover physically and mentally as the bruises on her face and laps were visibly fresh.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Chief Superintendent Ayobami Surajudeen, expressed shock over the incident and said that he just resumed duty as the new DPO in the area and that the first thing he has done after receiving series of complaints was invite the leaders of the scavengers operating there.
“The brief I got was that the scavengers are aggressive and what we have decided to do is to have our patrol vehicle stationed in the place 24 hours a day. They are the only people living in the area but there is this speculation that most of the items they have in the place are stolen and we will do everything within our resources to curb their activities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mabushi residents have expressed satisfaction with steps taken by the new divisional police officer deployed to the area.
They said they are in the right direction following increased cases of armed robbery in the community.
A resident, Charles Jimoh, said that the news is a welcome development as robbery attack incidents in the area have doubled over the last one month.