by ‘Jola Sotubo
Police in Lagos have arrested members of a gang of kidnappers who are said to have repeatedly raped a female pastor.
The victim was forced to run out of the kidnappers’ den naked after being sexually assaulted by her abductors who allegedly took turns to violate her.
The woman’s screams alerted residents of the area where she was being held and she was taken to a nearby police station.
Eagle Online reports:
She was later taken to the Area N Police Command, Ijede in Ikorodu.
It was further gathered that after the gang kidnapped the woman, they kept her permanently naked, raping her whenever they felt the urge.
On the fateful day she escaped, the members of the gang had gone for another operation, leaving her in the care of one of the kidnappers. Aside from the woman pastor, a Briton was also held.
The woman had bolted out of the camp after the kidnapper guarding her attempted to rape her again. She was said to have jumped up and no longer caring about the gun pointed her, pushed away her would be rapist.
The man’s head slammed against the wall, while the woman ran out, screaming like the hounds of hell was after her.
As soon as the kidnapper realised that the woman had bolted, he took off too, unmindful of the Briton under his watch.
Residents gathered round the woman, gave her clothes and took her and the Briton to the Area N Police Command.
According to the residents, they didn’t know that the uncompleted building in their neighbourhood was a kidnappers’ camp.
Since the rescue of the female pastor, police had arrested about two of the kidnappers, while others, including their leader, identified as Sam, are still at large.
A police source revealed that since the arrest of some of the kidnappers, the female pastor has become a regular face at the office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, preaching to her abductors and rapists to give their lives to Jesus Christ.
She tells them that she had already forgiven them.