A pregnant woman has been stabbed and raped to death in Ikorodu, Lagos State by a serial rapist said to belong to the dreaded Badoo gang.
Mrs. Afusat Kazeem died on Friday at her Ikorodu resident after the attack.
According to The Nation
, the incident occurred at Oluwoye community in Ibeshe around 2am, while the deceased, her husband, Yusuf Kazeem, 30, and two children Rhodia, 6, and Opeyemi, 5, were asleep.
It was revealed that the woman's attacker gained entrance through the apartment window before unleashing mayhem on the family. The rapist also attacked the woman's husband and children who tried to save her. The woman fell unconscious after the rapist hit her on the head with a machete.
She was repeatedly stabbed before the rapist raped her leading to her death. The woman's husband, Kazeem and his two kids are lying unconscious at Ikorodu General Hospital after the attack.
The rapist, it was gathered, visited a nearby compound and attacked one Sunday Robert, 52, with his wife before fleeing the neighbourhood.
A resident, Bode, who hinted on the incident, said Mrs. Kazeem was stabbed near her face, lamenting that people were relocating from the community because of the attacks.
“People are leaving the community because there is no solution in sight to these attacks. Several women have been raped and killed. Girls are molested by these rapists and yet, nothing is done.
“Some of us who do not have alternative residence are living in fear in this place. Imagine what he did to an entire family! The woman died on the spot. Her husband and children are battling for their lives in the hospital. They cannot even talk now. They are in coma. There’s blood everywhere in their home. Then, he didn’t feel bad and instead went to the next house and attacked a couple.
“We have been arresting some of their members. It is a gang of senseless and heartless people.”
Members of the community have called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to take steps to ensure that the gang members and their sponsors were exposed and brought to justice as they have been terrorizing the community for months now. They mostly go after married, pregnant women and children, killing anyone who attempt to resist.