According to reports, a middle-aged woman who was allegedly raped in a coma on farmland in Ebenebe, in the Awka North local government area of Anambra state, by suspected herders, died in her home state of Ebonyi.
The woman, whose name was Agnes Okekpe from the Abakaliki local government area, was said to be working on farm land in the community as a worker late last year when alleged herders entered the farm with a herd of cattle allegedly they raped her in a group until she passed out.
She was later brought to her state by her relatives for treatment where she recently died.
Ebenebe President General Paul Nnatuanya, narrating the emotionally charged story, said the woman’s terrible experience was the common thing her people have been experiencing, in addition to the destruction of farmland by suspected shepherds.
He said: “The information that we obtained from the state of Ebonyi was that Agnes died. After she was raped to a coma, our people took her to the hospital where they revived her. She died as a result of the trauma she suffered.
“After she was discharged from the hospital, she returned to her place in Ebonyi state; perhaps to continue treatment there. “
She did not continue the business she came to. “
“Her colleague who was able to escape said that before the rape, the shepherds beat the woman with a wooden log, making her weak and unable to raise the alarm …
“The shepherds also took the money that the woman tied in her wrap and it was the victim’s colleague who ran back to the city to alert the residents, who found her lying on the farm without being able to do anything. When the villagers burst onto the scene, she was already unconscious on the ground. “