Nurse in Rivers narrates how she was rejected thrice by suspected ritual killers

Rachael David.
Rachael David.

An 18-year-old auxiliary nurse, Rachael David, who was recently abducted by suspected ritualists in Rivers state, shares the story of how she and other victims were taken to a place she suspects to be a ritual killers’ den but was rejected thrice.

David, who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital, regained her freedom around 5 pm on Friday.

Narrating her story in an interview with Punch, David said she had gone to Okuru Junction, Port Harcourt, the state capital to buy something on Thursday, May 13, by 7 am when she met a motorist who signalled to her, asking for direction to Bitter Leave Junction. She said while she was trying to describe the place to the man, she got hypnotized and abducted.

“I went to get something at Okuru Junction that Thursday morning before going to work. I didn’t get what I went to buy. While I was returning home, a driver blew the car horn to call my attention and I stopped.

A lady was at the back of the car. He asked me if I know any place called Bitter Leave Junction and I said yes. As I was trying to direct him, he said he couldn’t hear me clearly and told me to come closer.

He touched me and I didn’t know if I entered the car or not. By the time I regained consciousness, I was already in an unknown place. They had blindfolded me and tied my hands. I couldn’t tell the time of the day.” she said.

David said she was taken to three different places suspected to be homes of ritual killers but they kept rejecting her.

“I was still rejected. After some hours, they took me and some victims somewhere, blindfolded. One man asked them why they kept bringing me and told them to return me to where they picked me as fast as possible.

“Even though I couldn’t see what was going on in that place, it appears like a ritual killers’ den. I was the only person they rejected. I was rejected thrice. While I was in captivity, new victims were brought in. The abductors put me in the car and drove off. When we got to a spot along the road, they stopped, removed the blindfold and pushed me out of the car,” she said.

The nurse said she managed to untie herself and later found out from passersby that she was at Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt.

“The kidnappers didn’t take away my phone so I quickly called my mum. I had fainted before they came. It was this morning (Saturday) when I woke up that I realised I am in the hospital” she said.

Rachel’s older sister, Joy, said the family is grateful for her safe return noting that the incident was reported at the Amadi Police Division.

She said, “She was unconscious when we found her. Policemen followed us to pick her up at Rumuokoro where she was abandoned. She went to buy a pad at Okuru Junction when the motorists stopped her.”


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