A commercial motorcycle rider also known as Okada, yesterday, beat a seven-month pregnant woman to coma along the Lagos-Badagry expressway, near Oluti bus stop in Lagos State.
The woman was said to have paid the unknown rider a stipulated amount of money to convey her from Iyana Iba to First Gate bus stop, Maza Maza.
An eyewitness, who identified herself simply as Mama Bola, told LEADERSHIP SUNDAY that the pregnant woman, Feyisara, when she regained consciousness in a private hospital, along Old Ojo Road, Agboju area, said the agreement was for the rider to convey her to First Gate only for him to stop near Oluti, screaming at her to get down from his motorcycle.
The source said Feyisara disclosed that an argument ensued and the rider wanted to get away but she held on to tightly to his clothes to prevent him from escaping.
According to the eyewitness: “The pregnant woman, Feyisara said she had paid the okada rider the agreed amount only for him to lie that Alakija was the destination she told him. So, when they reached Alakija, he ordered the woman to get off but she refused insisting that she would get off at her destination. So, when the desperate rider wanted to escape and the woman stopped him, he attempted to remove her hands from his clothes but to no avail. The man parked the machine and forcefully removed her hands. The woman said she had no choice than to go after his private part. An action which probably angered the man as he punched her in the neck and the woman fell on a stone and was rolling on the ground when sympathisers saw her and took her to a private hospital. She was bleeding”.
She said meanwhile, the rider had zoomed off.