By FRANK EGENONU
A middle aged woman and her 17 year old first daughter (names withheld) were penultimate Friday allegedly raped at the same time by a young man from their community.
The bizarre incident which occurred at Umuezeani/Umuama community, Awo-Omumma in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State has left the people of the area bewildered as to why a man from their community should rape a woman and her daughter at the same time.
The man, Mr. Nnaoma Egwu, 30, from Umuezeani village allegedly carried out the dastardly act at the wee hours of that fateful night when he invaded the home of his victims. The alleged rapist, a known contractor in the town who specializes in fixing aluminum doors and windows was said to have gone to the room where the woman and her three daughters were sleeping having first of all locked out (on the outside with his own padlock), the room where the woman’s husband was sleeping.
He was said to have also pretended when he was carrying out his escapades of having forceful carnal knowledge of mother and daughter (at the same time,) that there were other bandits with him by intermittently shouting, “Agile, any movement shoot” and this was said to have further frightened the woman’s husband when he wanted to come out through the window of his room. Mr. Egwu who was described as a serial rapist, having allegedly raped various women and under aged girls in the past was said to have had an unfettered access to the woman’s room as a result of his closeness to the family.
He was the contractor who fixed the aluminum doors and windows of that house when it was under construction. A source told Nigeria Newspoint that the man had a dagger on him with which he cowed his victims into submission having threatened to kill them if they resisted. He then raped them (the woman and her daughter) in turns. He was however forced to flee after several rounds of his sex escapades in between mother and daughter when one of the woman’s three daughter who was not being raped, summoned courage and dared him by pouncing on him while he was still on top of one of his victims.It was then that it was discovered that he came alone and before people could come out when an alarm was raised, he had already bolted away. The incident was reported to the traditional ruler of the town, HRH, Eze Titus Ngima who directed that the matter be reported to the Nigeria police. AT the Omuma police station where the incident was reported, the victims were directed to go to the hospital for medical treatment and laboratory tests.
Meanwhile, the man is still at large as policemen and youths from the community are hot on his trail. Investigations by Nigeria Newspoint revealed that the families involved are trying to settle the matter within themselves. Nigeria Newspoint also learnt that the family of the alleged rapist is trying to find a spiritual solution to his problem as he is said to be under spell. The spell was believed to have been cast on him when he was living in the Western part of the country far years back by the husband of a Yoruba woman she allegedly slept with and since then he had never been himself again having being involved in series of rape incidents.
When our reporter visited the home of the victims, the woman was seen telling her sad stories to friends and sympathizers but she declined comment when she realized that one of the visitors was a journalists.