How I escaped from suspected ritualist – Woman

// News | General | How I escaped from suspected ritualist – Woman
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

A 30-year-old woman, Precious Adebayo, yesterday, narrated how she escaped from a suspected ritualist, Taiwo Balogun, who disguised as a commercial bus driver.


Precious told Vanguard that at about 8 p.m. on June 5, 2013, she boarded a commercial bus at Iyana Orile bus stop in Orile Agege Local Council Development Area, LCDA.

According to her, “it was raining at the time. The bus driver (Balogun) was alone in the bus when I flagged him down and told him I was going to Iyana Ipaja.

“He stopped, picked me and sped off. On getting to Mobil petrol station on Old Ipaja road, just before the Lagos State exams board office, beside NYSC camp, he told me that because of the heavy traffic at the Iyana Ipaja under bridge, he wanted to go through some inner streets through Orile Agege LCDA office at Arigbanla. He said he would come out close to Iyana Ipaja through Aboru junction and I agreed.”

Precious said she became apprehensive when it took the driver several minutes navigating through inner streets without emerging anywhere.

According to her, “I complained that I was afraid as I no longer understood where we were and where the driver was heading to. I, therefore, told him to drop me so that I could find my way out to Iyana Ipaja bus stop.

“But he reassured me that we would soon emerge at the expressway where I will disembark. Shortly after this, the driver suddenly stopped in a dark corner and told me that he wanted to pick up something.

“He then came down, entered the vehicle from behind and grabbed me on the throat in a bid to choke me. I struggled to free myself  but he held me tightly. He hit my face, head and nose with a wheel spanner and inflicted grievous injuries on my face and head.”

Precious said the suspected ritualist attempted to slit her throat and cut off her breast, saying: “He used knife in trying to cut my neck but did not succeed. He even tried to cut my breast, but God rescued me. This happened at Canal, near Pleasure, after Sawmill.”

Vanguard gathered that luck ran out on the suspect when his vehicle failed to start. And within that time Precious regained some strength, pushed open the bus door and screamed for help, which attracted people in the neighbourhood. When the driver noticed that people were coming towards them, he abandoned his bus and Precious.

However, the matter was reported to a police team at Iyana Ipaja under bridge who then radioed Elere police station, Agege. Officers from Elere Police Station then took Precious to the scene of the crime in the night and people in the neighbourhood deflated the four tyres of the bus.

Balogun was apprehended around 1:00 am the following morning, as he came back to stealthily remove his bus (unknown to him that the case had been reported to the police).

The case has subsequently been transferred to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, where the suspect is undergoing further interrogation.

Vanguard

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Fresh Violence In Taraba And Benue States Leaves 47 People Dead

No fewer than 47 people have been killed in fresh violence in Taraba and Benue states. Many other people were also injured in the attack. In Taraba ... Full story

Pastor Darlington Ajitemsan Saves ASP Of Police From Mob Lynching After Raping A 9 Year Old Girl

But for the appearance of a man of God, Pastor Darlington Ajitemsan, s senior police officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, would have been ... Full story

'Adaeze Yobo' Finally Reveals Her Pregnancy In Style

Joseph Yobo's wife took to instagram to reveal her pregnant bod in a dance workout video. First time she'll share her growing baby bump on instagram... ... Full story

P-Square Bury Their Late Father (PHOTOS)

The father of musical brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, Chief Moses Okoye, was today buried. Chief Okoye was laid to rest in his home town of ... Full story

Ekiti Herbalists Endorse 'Goodluck Jonathan', Cautions Politicians Against Bloodshed

National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners in Ekiti State has warned politicians against bloodshed in the coming elections. The association appealed to clerics to stop ... Full story

'Queen Celestine' Unveils Her Boo (PHOTOS)

Nigeria representative at the recently concluded Miss Universe 2015, Queen Celestine who took home the Miss Congeniality statuette. She shared the picture above on her return ... Full story

Widow Sentenced To 3yrs Imprisonment For Drug Peddling

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 50-year-old widow, Nwakpa Nwore, to three years imprisonment for dealing in Cannabis Sativa, also known ... Full story

'Enyinna Nwigwe' Narrates His Miraculous Survival

Nollywood actor and producer, Enyinna Nwigwe, narrated how he had survived an accident, which situation he described as a “miracle”. In the interview with Pulse, Nwigwe ... Full story

'Yemi Alade'Joins The G Wagon Club

2014 was definitely the year of Yemi Alade. With her hit single Johnny, the singer went from R & B unknown to an African popstar. It ... Full story

The Okoyes Head To Anambra To Bury Dad

The Okoyes will be burying their dad, who passed away in November 2014, this weekend in Anambra state. Peter and Lola pictured already in the ... Full story

'Buhari' Pulling Out Of Presidential Debate Nigerian's React

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was today revealed would not participate in the presidential debate organised by the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria ... Full story

Comment on: How I escaped from suspected ritualist – Woman

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Reinetta Zachary

Breaking News

Transfer deals - January 2015

The January transfer window opened in England, Scotland and Wales on Saturday, 3 January and will close again on Monday, 2 February at 23:00 GMT. Signings ... Full story

Some Comments Don’t Need Reply - MI

In a recent  interview with Saturday Beats, controversial artiste, Kelly Hansome, had claimed that his ‘beef’ with rap artiste, MI made him to become popular. But ... Full story

Shocking: Tiwa Savage Jumps on Stage with Baby Bump

Medically, it is advisable for a pregnant woman to do some form of exercise so that it will enable ease some stress during child delivery ...

Jide Kosoko’s Wife Narrowly Escapes Death Today (photo)

For the timely intervention of God, the wife of Nollywood actor, Jide kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko, would have died after being involved in an accident along ...

The Okoyes Converge Nigerian Superstars At Anambra State (Pictures)

The popular Okoye twins, Paul and Peter of the P Square fame and music video creator, Jude Okoye 'Engees' are taking the Anambra State of ...

MTN Project Fame 2nd Runner-Up, Christian Bags Multi-Million Record Deal

Christian Amoah had been the 2nd runner-up at MTN Project Fame music competition winning Two million Naira after Ruky the first runner-up, with 4th place ...

Davido Prostrates For (KWAM 1) King Wasiu Ayinde

At the All Progressive Congress presidential rally at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, the cultural values of the land still prevailed to the surprise of ...

APC, PDP Scramble for Kcee’s Song at Campaign Ground

The All Progressive Congress (APC), have made a mockery of themselves by allowing the DJ invited for their Presidential campaign to play the song of ...

'Yinka George' Strips Down To Just His Underwear (PHOTO)

In honour of #EggplantFriday we feature the son of former military Governor of Ondo State & former PDP Vice Chairman Bode George, stripped down to ... Full story

Rayon Vallecano Names Stadium Gate After 'Wilfred Agbonavbare'

Spanish club, Rayo Vallecano, have again demonstrated their love towards late Nigeria goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, who died in Spain after a battle with cancer, by ... Full story