Nigerian Couple Drug, Rape Wife's Friend Over N1.2m Debt
Her only 'offence' was that she was the wife of the man who loaned the couple money.
Obinna and Chinyere Arthur, are standing trial for their alleged involvement in the drugging and raping of the latter's friend in a hotel.
The rape incident which was recorded by the wife, Chinyere, was uploaded on various social media platforms.
32-year old Obinna, who hails from Ogidi, Anambra State admitted in his confessional statement to the police that he committed the act to get back at the victim's husband identified as Kenneth.
Obinna said he borrowed the sum of N1.2 million from Kenneth but because he could not pay back, he decided to blackmail Kenneth by sexually assaulting his wife so he could forget the debt.
The victim while narrating what happened said the suspects relocated to Lagos from Onitsha, Anambra State last year and moved into their compound at Ogundipe Street in Santos Layout in Akowonjo, Lagos.
The mother of four said her family and Obinna's family later became friends.
She said her husband loaned the suspect the money for importation of clothes and when her husband started demanding the money from him, he resulted to blackmail.
She explained that the couple lured her to Greenland hotel in Egbeda where they drugged her before taking her to one of the rooms in the hotel.
The victim said she was stripped, raped and the sexual violation was recorded with a video phone held by the wife.
"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.”
At the Ejigbo Magistrates court where the matter came up for hearing, the couple pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Akeem Fashola granted them bail in the sum of 500,000 Niara with two sureties in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail.
The matter was adjourned till 24th May.