A serial rapist in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State, is on the run after allegedly r*ping yet another 60-year-old woman, identified simply as Francisca. After forcefully having his way with the sexagenarian, the armed assailant reportedly stabbed her in the cheek and brutalised her 10-year-old daughter, Marvellous, when she wanted to raise the alarm.
The heartless guy broke the girl’s jaw and blinded her right eye, leaving her and the mother for dead.
The victims, according to Punch, were said to have been rushed by some neighbours to a hospital, from where Marvellous was later referred to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Yaba.
The suspect, whose name had yet to be ascertained, had entered into the victims’ apartment around 2.30am on Saturday through the window.
He was said to be an accomplice of Badoo, who was arrested by the Lagos Police for the same crime.
A resident of the area, who identified himself only as Daniel, said the assailant forgot a handkerchief he had used to wipe off Francisca’s private parts. The case was reported at the Ipakodo Police Division.
He said, “I strongly believe that these r*pists are using the handkerchiefs for rituals. Badoo told the police that he had three other members perpetrating this act. Their mode of operation is the same.
“On that Saturday, the woman and her daughter were sleeping when he sneaked into their room through the window. He r*ped the 60-year-old woman and injured her. He also beat up her 10-year-old daughter to a coma. The girl’s eye is seriously affected.”
An elder in the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the r*pists were being used by some leaders in the neighbourhood.
The resident, who said about 10 women had fled the community after the Saturday incident, urged the police to intensify efforts in arresting the attackers.
He said, “Women, especially single mothers and widows are now living in fear because of these rapists. The masterminds of these attacks are those who call themselves community leaders. I learnt Badoo had confessed same to the police, but he refused to name those people.”
Another source, Akin, said Marvellous wanted to raise the alarm when the suspect descended on her.
Lagos Police spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said police were on the trail of Badoo’s accomplice.