There was tension at the campus of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka at the weekend, when a suspected mad man identified as Theophilus allegedly raped a female student of the university, when she went to get some money at a popular ATM unit.
Reports said the suspect emerged from the bush close to the ATM unit unseen by unsuspecting persons waiting to the withdraw money and allegedly pounced on the victim, identified Ejiro (surname withheld), and dragged her into the bush. Her attempt to raise the alarm failed.
People within the vicinity thought it was only a child’s play until the man overpowered the girl and stripped her skirt.
The victim was said to have been rescued by passers-by who heard her screams. The suspect was said to have held on doggedly to his prey even as he was being pummeled by the angry mob that ran to the place.
The elder brother of the victim said the suspect was dragged to the police station where it was reported that he had been sick in the past. It was learnt that this particular assault was not his first time as security agents had chased him out of an uncompleted building where he practised his evil deeds .
A senior police officer at the station, said that the victim was later taken to the hospital where she had was treated for bruises. He warned female students against wearing provocative dresses.
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