Unidentified gunmen, weekend, r*ped a young girl, who was celebrating her birthday with her lover who was also shot in the head.
The incident occurred last Saturday at Nsukka, Enugu State, when the girl’s boyfriend, identified as Sunday Ozioko, 30, took out his lover in his new Toyota Camry saloon car as part of the birthday celebration, according to Vanguard.
Sources said the gunmen, who rode a motorcycle, blocked the vehicle along Orba Road at 6.30p.m., took over the car and sped off through Orba Market to Obollo-Afor.
They later stopped at Alor-Ano Community Secondary School where the girl was molested and her lover shot. He however miraculously survived, but was said to be in critical condition.
A Vanguard source said that when the two gunmen were through at 9:30p.m., they gave the victim N500, having been dropped off at Odolu in KogiState.
Shortly after releasing her, the bandits allegedly made for the girl again, apparently realising that the girl could identify them later. She was however able to escape through a path that led her to a crusade ground, where Adonai Faith Assembly was having a vigil.
The obviously horrified girl was said to have narrated her ordeal to the congregation, who she told her fiancee was still lying in his pool of blood.
According to a source, the pastor of the church immediately swung into action, reached out to the police at Nsukka Urban, who quickly rushed him to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka.
Efforts made by Vanguard to speak with the victim at his hospital private ward proved abortive as his relations barred press men from seeing him.
Sunday Ozioko has now been transferred to UNTH, Enugu, for a surgical operation on his head.
Confirming the incident, Enugu State Police spokesman, Ebere Amarizu, said police were on top of the situation and vowed that everything possible would be done to track down the bandits.