A 21-year-old lady, whose identity was not revealed, has shared the gory details of how a taxi driver kidnapped and raped her as she was returning home from her work.

The woman told journalists in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, that she was picked up by the taxi driver around the Air Force junction along Aba-Port-Harcourt road in the late hours of Monday. August 15, 2022.

She said: “He just came and said, ‘Where are you going?’ 

“I said I was going to Rukpokwu (near Port Harcourt). He said okay, and asked me to enter.

“So, he drove down and wound up the glass. He showed me a knife and a gun and asked me to keep quiet. He said he had killed a woman already because the woman shouted.

“He was like he was going to kill me; that the only way he was going to save me was to sleep with me.

“So, when we got to a lonely and dark place, he stopped and slept with me. Then, just a few meters from that place, he stopped the car and said I should go out.”

Reacting to the incident,  spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, advised the victim to report the matter to the police.

“I sympathise with her, but rather than going to the media, she should ensure that the incident is reported to the nearest police station,” she said, adding that the matter could only be investigated if the victim reported it.


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