Rapist Attack Couples, Kills Pregnant Woman, Injures Kids In Ikorodu, Lagos
There was unease at Oluwoye community in Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos on Friday after an assailant suspected to belong to a gang of rapists in the area, killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman Afusat Yusuf, and stabbed her husband, Kazeem Yusuf. The man is now in a coma.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that the rapist also inflicted injuries on the couple’s two kids, Rodiat and Opeyemi, aged six and five respectively. It was gathered that the attacker had gained access to the couple’s apartment around 2am on Friday through the window and attempted to rape Afusat..
The woman’s husband, Kazeem, was said to be awake in the process and reportedly resisted the rapist, who resorted to hacking him and their two kids with a machete.
Not done, the suspect went to a neighbouring building and unleashed terror on another couple, 52-year-old Sunday Robert and his wife, whose name had yet to be ascertained. The suspect subsequently fled the area.
While Afusat died on the spot, Kazeem and the children were rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where they are still receiving treatment.
The incident was reported at the Ipakodo Police Division.
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