One Victoria Okocha, has narrated how she was kidnapped by some herdsmen, gang raped and forced to drink the blood of another victim as water, while in the captors den.
Naija News learnt that Okocha had left her home town in Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government of the Delta state on Friday, July 10, for Asaba, the state’s capital.
She said she boarded a bus, but the bus stopped when the got to Isa-Ogwashi because there was a fallen tree on the road.
She said the driver assumed that the fallen tree happened due to the heavy downpour the previous day.
She said the driver kept moving towards the direction of the tree until he discovered too late that it was used to barricade the way.
”By the time the driver attempted to reverse, it was too late as a man armed with a cutlass, hit his side window in an attempt to drag him out of the vehicle. Passengers hurriedly jumped out and ran into the bush in different directions. But I was unlucky because I had cramps and fell. Another one got hold of me and dragged me into the bush, while the driver who was inflicted with matchet cuts managed to escape.
Okocha said she was taken far into the Bush where they demanded N20 million ransom.
She said when she told them that her could not afford that because they were poor, they threatened to cut her breast and pluck out her eyes from their sockets.
“They were five in number and spoke in Fulani dialect. Only one of them could speak English. I was blindfolded and had my hands tied. Five of them took turns to rape me that night”
When they contacted one of my relatives, Afamefune, he begged that they reduce the amount and they agreed to reduce it to N5 million. I stayed with them for two days before my people could raise some money which was dropped at a designated place. They also collected N2000 out of the N3000 cash I had in my bag.
She said while she was there, she became thirsty and begged them for water to drink, but they offered her blood instead.
She said the blood belonged to a lady they killed in front of her, and that they drank out of the blood also.
Leader of the gang, who could speak English, told me that their intention was also to kill me because my family did not give them a reasonable amount. But he intervened by sending other members away and told me to run away, showing me the direction to take. I was able to locate the road, where I saw a vehicle that was heading towards the direction of my village” she said
The victim said her family members informed the state police about the incident.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident but sources in the command said the command is working to end the alarming rate of kidnap cases in the state.