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Couple drug, rape friend’s wife, share video on social media over N1.2m debt

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A couple, Obinna and Chinyere Arthur, have been arrested and charged before a Lagos Magistrates’ court for allegedly drugging and raping the husband’s friend’s wife in a hotel and sharing the video on social media.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that 32-year old Obinna, who hails from Ogidi, Anambra State admitted in his confessional statement to the police that he committed the crime. According to the father of two, he collected the sum of N1.2 million from the victim’s husband and when he was unable to pay, he then planned to blackmail Kenneth by sexually assaulting his wife so he could forget the money.

The victim, and mother of four, told P.M.EXPRESS that 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.

The woman said because they were family friends, when Obinna put a call to her husband to send her to the popular hotel in Egbeda, Alimosho area of Lagos to collect the money, she however did not suspect any foul play.

She said when she got to the hotel and she was offered a drink which she drank and thereafter became unconscious, she was taken to a room where she was stripped naked, raped by Obinna while his wife used her phone to record the act and then posted it on the social media.

The couple, who reside at Ogundipe Street in Santos Layout in Akowonjo, Lagos, lured the victim to Greenland Hotel in Egbeda where she was sexually violated.

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 remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail.

The matter was adjourned till 15 May 2017.

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