A 32-year-old man Obinna Arthur and his wife, Chinyere Arthur have been arrested and charged before an Ejigbo Magistrate court for their alleged involvement in the rape of his wife’s friend at the Greenland Hotel in Egbeda, Lagos.
According to reports, the duo, whose resides in Ogundipe Street in Santos Layout, Akowonjo, cunningly persuaded the victim to the hotel, where the victim was drugged and taken to a room where she was stripped and raped and the sexual violation was recorded with a video phone.
Police source disclosed that the victim, a close friend of the wife, was lured to the hotel and drugged. The couple took her into the hotel room with the husband forcefully having sex with her, while the wife recorded the act with her phone but covered her husband’s face from being seen in the video.
The Police disclosed, that after the shameful act, the couple went ahead to download the video and sent it online, the video became viral on the social media and among their neighbours. The matter was reported to the police who later arrested the couple and charged them to court.
At the Ejigbo Magistrates court where they were arraigned, they pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate, Mr. Akeem Fashola granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. They were to be remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail and the case adjourned till 15 May 2017.
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