Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Commercial Bus Driver In Court For Raping Female Passenger For 15 Hours
court for defiling one of his passengers from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. at gun
point in an uncompleted building around Mayor Market,
Enugu. According to the prosecution counsel, Mr Francis Ajagu, the
driver plies the New Market-Gariki route and the victim was one of his
On that fateful day, the driver noticed only the victim was remaining
in the bus and drove to an uncompleted building beside the Mayor
Market and started defiling the victim.
Ajagu said the victim was defiled from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. without break
and that the pleas of the victim to allow her rest fell on deaf ears.
The victim was rescued by one Mr Chidubem Ezeorah, a passerby who ran
into the scene and reported the case to the police.
He said that the victim could hardly stand on her feet when the police
came to her rescue in the uncompleted building.
However, Mr Obeta Peter, the counsel to the accused, who described the
accused as a responsible man with a wife and four children said Emeka
had been driving for the past 16 years and that nobody had ever
complained that he was a defiler.
He denied that his client had ever set eyes on the victim before,
adding that there was no way a bus driver would carry a gun inside his
bus and the police would not notice.
Justice Dorathy Agishi ordered the accused to be remanded in prison
custody while adjourning the case to Feb. 26, 2014 for further