How I was drugged, gang-raped in Lekki hotel – Lady tells court

A 24-year-old girl (identify withheld) on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Home Violence Courtroom how she was allegedly drugged by her good friend at a nightclub and subsequently gang-raped in a resort in Lekki, Lagos.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the girl, the primary prosecution witness, testified within the trial of two dropouts of Babcock College – Don-Chima George, 25, and Olusegun Rasak, 28, charged with rape.

Led in proof by Dr Jide Martins, Director of Public Prosecutions, Lagos State, the witness instructed the court docket that she was invited to Kabaal Nightclub located at Ikoyi, Lagos, by George who was her good friend.

The alleged rape sufferer, who testified for one and half hours, mentioned: “Initially, I didn’t wish to go, I used to be hesitant, I instructed Chima however he insisted I come. He additionally mentioned that his birthday was just a few days away and he was to have fun it.

“I agreed. That was not the primary time we had gone out collectively as buddies so there was nothing out of the unusual. He requested me to fulfill him on the De-Lankaster Lodge. We have been supposed to depart from there to the membership.

“I acquired there as a result of I knew the place it was. Segun Razak was there in Chima’s room already; I waited a couple of minutes for everybody to prepare, and we left the resort to go to the membership.

“We got there, nothing out of the ordinary happened; while at the club, at about 4am, I told Chima I was tired and wanted to go home.”

She instructed the court docket that George gave her a glass of Hennessey and Coca cola to drink, saying that the drink was the one one she had on the membership earlier than she dropped off George on the De-Lankaster Lodge.

“I drove and Chima was within the automotive with me, and I needed to drop him on the resort. Segun Razak drove his automotive and had his buddies in his automotive. We made just a few stops at Automated Teller Machines to get some cash for the Lekki Toll Gate.

“From there, we proceeded to the resort, after we acquired there, I proceeded to say hiya to the opposite occupants of Segun’s automotive.

“Once I went into the reception space, I discovered a mutual good friend of ours known as Foluso; he was fairly drunk. Being the individual that I’m, I made a decision to not let him keep within the reception space. I helped him and took him as much as Chima’s room.

“I knocked on the door and I didn’t hear anybody reply, however I opened the door as a result of the door was already open as a result of the door was unhealthy.

“I acquired my good friend contained in the room and put him on the mattress. After I acquired him on the mattress, I stored speaking to him to guarantee that he was okay.

“While he was lying down, I was watching a movie on my phone and from that moment, I do not recollect anything because I passed out, which was out of the ordinary because I usually remember when I fall asleep,” she mentioned.

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At this level, the witness broke down in tears, narrating how, in her unconscious state, she was allegedly gang-raped by George and Razak.

She mentioned: “My subsequent recollection after passing out was being in a state that I wasn’t in ordinarily. I felt drunk however I knew I wasn’t as a result of I didn’t drink sufficient to make me drunk.

“I felt weak and I might really feel arms grabbing me and I might additionally hear a voice within the room which I knew to be Chima’s voice and I felt Segun on prime of me having intercourse with me.

“I felt his (Segun) dreadlocks on my physique as a result of he had dreadlocks. I bear in mind attempting to push him off as he was touching me. He was touching my breasts and I might really feel one other pair of arms on my thighs.

“I blacked out and got here up once more a second time and I might really feel any person fingering me. I knew I heard Chima’s voice and I couldn’t recall what he was saying, and I felt myself being penetrated once more. I attempted my greatest to say no.

“I consider it was Chima who penetrated me once more. I consider it was Chima as a result of I heard him asking if I used to be awake in any case of that; I blacked out once more, and at that time, I knew each of them had had intercourse with me.

“I used to be in a state the place I used to be not aware however I had a way that I might hear them. I awoke round 7am. Once I awoke, I used to be confused and I used to be attempting to recall what occurred.

“I did not consent to the penetration, I am 100 percent sure I am not in a relationship with both of them.”

The witness mentioned that when she awoke, she confronted George who denied any type of sexual relations between them.

“I might really feel my vagina sore; I knew {that a} sexual act had occurred. Once I awoke, Chima was within the room with me; he was sitting in a chair reverse the mattress. He was on his telephone.

“I requested, `Chima what occurred final night time?’ He mentioned, `Nothing’. By this time, Segun Razak was not current within the room. I requested the second time, and he mentioned, `Nothing’. I requested him straight, `Did we’ve intercourse final night time?’

“He mentioned, ‘No’ and I instructed him: `If we didn’t, why is my underwear (pant) not on?’ He didn’t say something. I began searching for my underwear.

“I was thinking that this is my friend, he would not do that to me. I finally found my underwear under the duvet, I grabbed it, grabbed my wig and car keys and went downstairs,” she mentioned.

The witness mentioned that she left the resort in tears, shock and confusion, and didn’t wish to go dwelling in her traumatised state.

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The witness instructed the court docket that she knowledgeable her trusted good friend known as Musa and his girlfriend, Seyi, in regards to the alleged incident.

“Musa was indignant, he requested me the place the resort was. At first, I didn’t wish to inform him, I simply needed to go dwelling and neglect it ever occurred however he instructed me I can not allow them to get away with it.

“He knowledgeable his older sister, Bisoye, they usually all rallied and went to the resort. They went with a police escort to the resort. Once we acquired there, I stayed contained in the automotive they usually went to get them contained in the resort.

“Musa’s automotive was tinted so they didn’t know I used to be within the automotive, they introduced them out so I might see them however they might not see me.

“I might hear them being questioned. They didn’t verbalise that they did it however I might inform from their physique language that they knew they have been caught.

“When these were going on, people started coming outside,” she mentioned.

The lady instructed the court docket that she went to Maroko Police Station the place Musa, Bisoye and he or she made statements, including that on Feb. 5, the case was reported to the Gender Unit of the state police command.

She mentioned that she went to the Amethyst Hospital, Lekki, and the Mirabel Heart, for medical examination.

The lady testified that her buddies who reported the alleged crime have been victimised by the households of the defendants.

“They requested me to drop the case however even after asking me to drop the case, they went forward to arrest my good friend.

“I really feel betrayed most particularly by Chima. You have been alleged to be my good friend. I’ve no private relationship with Segun Razak, I solely know him as Chima’s good friend.

“I’ve by no means been to Segun’s home; I’ve by no means met his mother and father or his different relations. I knew Chima as a good friend, I’ve met his dad, I bear in mind his father telling me how he thought I used to be an excellent affect on him.

“For all these to happen, I feel hurt, I feel betrayed,” she mentioned.

NAN reviews that the defendants are alleged by the police to have dedicated the offences on Feb. 3, from 5.00am to 7.00am at De-Lankaster Resorts, Lekki Section 1, Lagos.

Whereas at a nightclub, the defendants allegedly combined the complainant’s drink with a substance that rendered her unconscious.

The police alleged that the defendants took turns to rape the girl within the resort and videotaped the sexual offence.

In keeping with the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 258 and 409 of the Prison Legislation of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case till June 13 for continuation of trial.

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8 comments

  1. Alhamdu Yakubu

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  2. So painful thats man inhumanity and the law should take his place and appropriate punishment givento them

  3. So painful thats man inhumanity and the law should take his place and appropriate punishment given to them

  4. so painful. That is so terrible…its bad…

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  6. akande Abdullah

    okay
    hmmm…

  7. Godswill Archibong

    So painful sorry God would purnish all of them

  8. So sorry for the girl
    The police force should try to do something