A 36-year-old taxi driver from Abia has been arrested after allegedly raping a female passenger, Punch reported.
The 24-year-old woman was travelling from Lagos to Obehie when the driver decided to rape her after being the only passenger in the taxi.
The driver of the taxi had told the passenger that the car had run out of petrol and stopped at the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway which was quiet at the time.
The man fell asleep and the victim decided to go cry for help. The driver was woken up by the Operation Safer Highway team was patrolling in the vicinity.
The man was arrested and handed over to police. The victim was taken to a hospital for medical attention