BY KUYINU FELIX
The Magistrates Court in Ejigbo has remanded one Destiny Obete who was alleged to have severely beaten his friend’s lover, Angela Akpan, for denying him a proposed sexual affair.
The 34 years old Obete was said to have tried luring Akpan to sex at their residence, 30 Adebayo Oyelano Street in Ejigbo.
Echonews learnt that Akpan had accommodation constraints which led her to pleading with Obete for housing solace till she would be able to get her place of abode which Obete agreed to.
According to Obete, Akpan would bring in men to the apartment for sexual activities and upon his discovering that, he developed interest and wanted to have his own share.
According to reports, it was gathered that one night when they had locked the door and were about to sleep, Obete tried to arouse her feelings so that she would be in the mood. Angela however became annoyed and refused all entreaties by him to have his way which angered Obete who reportedly assaulted her causing severe injuries on her body and therefore, threw her out of his apartment.
Akpan explained that Obete would steal her money and on denying him what he wanted, he got angry and assaulted her. She stated that it was not his right to have sexual affair with her just because she stayed with him and had no right to assault her.
Obete however denied all the allegations and claimed that Angela did so to punish him. He said that both of them were from Cross River State and he knew her in Lagos through his friend and had agreed to harbour her after she explained her accommodation challenge.
The matter was reported to the police at Ejigbo Division and Obete was arrested and charged before Ejigbo Magistrate’s court for assault. He pleaded not guilty.
The Presiding Magistrate, K.J. Layeni granted Obete bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody until he would be able to perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 14 February, 2018.
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