A 28-year-old mother of two, Florence Godday, came within inches of death in Igbo Abo community in Ondo State, as a scavenger, from Plateau State, attacked her with a machete and attempted to rape her in her farm.
Narrating her ordeal to Vanguardngr, Florence said she was working on her farm alone, when she suddenly noticed that a man was on her farm.
According to her, “I greeted him and he replied. I sought his assistance in putting the firewood on my head and he obliged. But before I could thank him, he attacked me with his cutlass and cut me on the head.
Before I could question him or know what was happening, he gagged me, tore my clothes and I raised alarm. He took to his heels after he noticed that my noise had attracted other farmers around. He ran away with his blood-stained clothes.
I managed to get to the nearest community, where I was given clothes to wear. I was too tired and weak to walk again, because I had lost so much blood. But they helped me to the nearest hospital where I was treated.
Also speaking with newsmen, the husband, Godday, from Delta State, said he mobilised his members to comb the area and the suspect was arrested and handed over to the Police, but expressed shock and disappointment over the release of the suspect.
Godday called for justice, insisting that the matter should not be swept under the carpet. When contacted, the Police PRO, Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest, adding that he had been granted bail while investigation continues and will be charge to court after the investiga