A 32-year old man, Obinna Arthur and his wife, Chinyere have been arrested and charged to court in Lagos for allegedly raping the wife’s friend, video-taping the act, and sharing it on social media.
Reports have it the couple, who reside at Ogundipe Street in Santos Layout in Akowonjo, Lagos, 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 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.”
While the motive behind their alleged action was not disclosed by the suspects to the police, the victim said she was close to the wife before the incident happened.
At the Ejigbo Magistrates court where they were arraigned, the couple pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, 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.