Laolu Omogunwa, a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known in Nigeria as Okada rider, is currently on the run having raped a pregnant woman to coma in a bush at Ago Akingboye in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Mrs Sade Jawo had hired Omogunwa at Ajagba to take her to a farm settlement where she wanted to go and buy palm oil.
The 30-year-old businesswoman, while narrating her ordeal, revealed that while on the way to the farm settlement where she usually purchased her palm oil, the Okada rider was able to convince her that he knew another farm settlement where she could get the palm oil at a cheaper price.
She decided to give it a try not knowing that Omogunwa had a different mission for offering the economic advice.
Having rode further into the bush, the motorcyclist suddenly stopped and dragged the pregnant passenger to the bush and raped her severally till she started bleeding and in the process lost her pregnancy.
She was almost strangulated by the 32-year-old randy Okada rider when she resisted him, but had to give in when she observed that he was ready to kill her and rape her dead body.
The victim passed out while the brutish rapist was pounding her ceaselessly and was in the bush for close to 48 hours.
She was later rescued by a search party organised by her family having waited for her for so long.
She was awaken by a downpour and that revived her as she was able to crawl to the roadside and seek for help.
Mrs Jawo revealed that when she passed out, the rapist took her mobile phone and emptied her purse in which she kept N150,000 she wanted to use to buy palm oil.
Traditional ruler of Ajagba, the Ahaba of Ajagba, Oba Adesayo Ajibade, described the crime committed by the motorcyclist as a taboo in the land.
He revealed that it’s a sacrilege to have sex with women and ladies on bare ground in Ikale land.
The monarch disclosed that the consequence of such act on the land are poor yields and famine unless the offenders make sacrifices to propitiate the gods of the land.
He also warned that the raped pregnant woman might not survive any subsequent sickness without making the appropriate rituals.
However, the Ondo State Police Command says its detectives are currently on the trail of the Okada rider who disappeared into the thin air after committing the crime.