A Nigerian deported from Republic of China has been remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly raping two women in a hotel room in Lagos.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Ifionu Anthony from Dunukofia in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, who was deported for an undisclosed offence, had lodged at Golden Apple And Suites off Airport road, Ajao Estate, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos.
The victims, Blessing Williams, 22 and Mona Adijat, 20, who are staff of the hotel, alleged that after they closed for the day and retired to their staff room to sleep, Anthony entered their room without their consent and forced them to perform lesbianism by threatening them with arms.
The victims alleged that they were compelled to romance themselves, lick their private parts and masturbate while he was watching and thereafter forcefully had sex with them in turns.
When asked how the suspect managed to get into their room, the victims said that after they retired to their room, they noticed a man climbing the fence that separated the hotel and their staff room.
The victims said they immediately raised an alarm but he told them that he only came to discuss with them. But when they refused to open the door, he threatened to force the door open and kill them.
Terrified by his threat, they opened the door and saw weapons on him suspected to be guns and knife.
One of the victims said: “He ordered us to strip naked and romance each other. He said we should touch each other’s private parts and masturbate, while he was watching us do so. After that he raped us.
“We were shouting but nobody heard us because there was heavy rainfall that night. It was when he was satisfied that he opened the door and left.”
The victims said when he left, they ran to Ajao Estate Police station that night to report the case.
The police thereafter went to his lodge and arrested him and later arraigned him in Isolo Magistrate’s Court Lagos, where he was charged with assault and rape under sections 305, 168 and 258 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the prosecutor, Mr Onime Idowu, prayed to the court to note the seriousness of the allegations made against the suspect while considering his bail because he may jump bail and escape justice.
But the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A. K. Kumbeje, granted Anthony bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till 11 October 2012, while the suspect was remanded in prison custody pending when he would meet his bail conditions.