The Ondo State Police Command has reacted to the attempted rape of a pregnant woman by a commercial motorcycle rider in Irele Local Council Area of the state.
According to the police in the state, the suspect known as Laolu Omogunwa is currently on the run after committing the crime and that they were currently on his trail.
It was gathered that the woman was said to have hired the motorcycle rider from Ajagba to a nearby farm settlement with the aim of purchasing kegs of palm oil.
But the suspect allegedly took the pregnant woman to another route under the pretence that he was going to help her get cheap palm oil.
The victim explained that Omogunwa drove her into a lonely path and suddenly stopped by the road before dragging her into the bush.
She said the suspect strangled her and also dispossessed her of her mobile phone with sum of N150,000 before raping her until she became unconscious.
She said, “He almost raped me to death, but when he discovered that I was already unconscious, he quickly ran away.”
A family source, who confirmed the incident, said the pregnant woman was found in the bush by a search party.
“It was when the family could not see her on time that they immediately organised a search party for her.
“They later found her where she was lying. She was too weak and was already injured while struggling to crawl to the road.
“It took 48 hours for her to regain consciousness. She lost the pregnancy as a result of excessive bleeding,” the source said.