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How two men raped, robbed, took nude photos of girl they met on dating site in Lagos

How two men raped, robbed, took nude photos of girl they met on dating site in Lagos

Two undergraduates, identified simply as Valentine and Kusimo, have been arrested by the Lagos state Police Command for allegedly raping a job-seeker, one Nike, and robbing her of valuables in the Igando area of the state.

The incident happened on Thursday, January 14, 2016, on Idowu Ibiyemi Street, in the Igando area of Lagos State. The suspects allegedly took turns to rape their victim after luring her into a hotel.

Valentine, an indigene of Imo State, was said to be seeing off the 27-year-old after she had been raped, with the hope that she would not raise the alarm when Nike suddenly called for help.

Reports allege that Valentine and Nike had met on a dating site.

A police source disclosed to The Punch that, “Valentine is a 400-level Civil Engineering student of a university in Imo State. He chatted up the lady on the dating site and from there, their conversation shifted to Whatsapp, a mobile messaging application.

“The suspect told his friend, Kusimo, about the girl and they decided to trick her. Kusimo, a student of a polytechnic in Ogun State, would sometimes take Valentine’s phone and be chatting with Nike, without the girl knowing that it was Kusimo.

“Having done that for some days, they decided to invite her to Lagos.”

It was learnt that the victim and Valentine scheduled to meet at his house.

Nike, an indigene of Osun State, was said to have travelled down from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where she was based, to the Igando area of Lagos, where Valentine resides.

However, instead of taking her to his apartment on her artrival, the suspect took her to a popular hotel in the area.

Speaking further, the source added, “The girl did not know she was taken to a hotel because he took her through the back into the room. The second suspect, had, however, hid inside the toilet.

“As the lady entered the room, Valentine shut the door and Kusimo jumped out from his hideout with a bottle. He smashed the bottle on the ground and he told the girl to cooperate or they would kill her.

“While Valentine had two rounds, the second suspect had three rounds of sex with her. After they had raped her, they robbed her of her BlackBerry and N15, 000.

“In order to prevent her from exposing them, they took snapshots of her nakedness and threatened that if she told anyone about her ordeal, they would put the pictures on the Internet,” the source revealed.

Meanwhile, after committing the act, Valentine decided to see Nike off. In the process, she was said to have raised the alarm, drawing the attention of passersby, thereafter, she narrated what happened to people, which led to the arrest of both suspects.

The suspects were subsequently arrested and taken to the Igando Police Division, where they were detained before the matter was transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.

On the contrary, another police source said the suspects allegedly claimed that Nike agreed to mutual sex with them and only raised the alarm because she was not paid well.

According to the second source, “How can you leave your place in Ibadan for Lagos and claim not to know what you are doing? It is not true that they raped her. She only wanted to make money off the men, and that was why she raised the alarm outside.

“The suspect said she demanded N200, 000 for settlement and she is saying she does not want her fiancĂ© and family members to be aware. She is not innocent,” the source noted.

While confirming the incident yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, said the police had charged both suspects to court.

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