A 32-year old man, Obinna Arthur and his wife, Chinyere Arthur have been arrested and brought before an Ejigbo Magistrate in Lagos for allegedly raping the wife’s friend, video-taping the act, and sharing it on social media.
The couple, who reside at Ogundipe Street in Santos Layout in Akowonjo, Lagos, were said to have lured the victim to Greenland hotel in Egbeda where they drugged her before taking her to one of the rooms in the hotel.
In the room, the victim, a mother-of-4, was stripped, raped and the sexual violation was recorded with a video phone. The victim told the court: “after I was persuaded to come to the hotel, they offered me juice to drink, which I later found to have been mixed with a substance that made one feel dizzy.
In my state of dizziness, they took me to a room within the hotel premises where the husband forcefully had sex with me, while the wife was videoing the romp with her phone but covered her husband’s face from being seen in the video.
After the dastardly act, they went ahead to upload the act to the Internet and shared it on the social media and among my neighbours. I reported the matter to the police who later arrested the couple and charged them to court.”
Obinna, who hails from Ogidi, Anambra State has admitted in his confessional statement to the police that he did so as a revenge over the business transaction between him and the victim’s husband, Kenneth, which later turned sour.
According to the father-of-2, he collected the sum of N1.2m from the victim’s husband and when he was unable to pay, he then planned to blackmail Kenneth by sexually assault his wife so he could forget the money.
The victim said her husband loaned the suspect the money for importation of clothes and when her husband started demanding the money from him, he then planned to blackmail the family.