The police have arrested a 20-year old, Chukwudi Onoh for his involvement in raping and debasing a young lady by recording a video during sex with her and her friend, Philip Alarape and using it to extort money from her.
The incident happened at Philip’s house located at 7 Lizben Street, Surulere in Alagbado area of Lagos where the video was recorded during the sex romp with the victim on different days.
It was gathered that the victim was invited by Philip to his house, he offered her catfish and water which she ate and drank. After taking them, she became unconscious and later found herself on top Philip’s bed naked.
In a petition to the Area Commander, Area P Command, Alagbado, the victim said that after eating and drinking what Philip had offered her, she slept off and found herself on his bed completely naked after several hours of sleep.
She said that she also noticed that her private was wet with sperm and she realised that Philip must have had rounds of sex with her. She then went to the bathroom, cleaned up and went home.
She said days after, Philip called only to inform her that he recorded her nude video including pictures and that she should starting paying him otherwise he will post it on the internet.
She narrated that she became jittery and contacted one Onoh who was Philip’s friend and they went together to Philip’s house to beg him. Philip then gave another condition that Onoh must have sex with her in his presence before he will listen to her and she agreed to ensure that the pictures were deleted.
P.M.Express gathered from the victim that while Onoh was having his own round of sex in the presence of Philip, it was also recorded which even worsened her situation. Both Philip and Onoh then started using the videos to extort money from her to the extent, they had already collected N60,000 from her, yet they did not delete the video as they had promised. She became frustrated and reported the matter to the police.
The police moved into action and arrested Onoh while Philip escaped and had gone into hiding.
The Onoh was arraigned before the court for conspiracy and sexual assault on the victim
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Kenneth Asibor informed the court that Philip who was an accomplice to the crime was still at large and that the court should give bail condition to enable the defendant to come for trial.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E. Adeyemi Ajayi granted Onoh bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. The court also ordered that one of the sureties must be a land owner and must show documents to that effect. He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.