runs girl who is happy that she’s not with her kids father, so she can
get money sleeping with different men, not knowing that a lot of men out
there just see single mothers as cheap ladies they can use anyhow.
Ms. Ola, who was working for the said Femi, alleged that one Monday he
brutalised and subdued her, before forcefully having s*x with her.
A report from the Mirabel Centre of the Lagos University Teaching
Hospital, Ikeja, confirmed that there was forceful pene-tration, Femi,
when contacted, said the s*x was mutual.
He said CCTV recordings of the hotel where they copulated also showed
that Ms. Ola only wanted to blackmail him for refusing to give her N2m.
But Ms. Ola in her statement, claimed that she was lured into the hotel by Femi.
She explained that a woman she met at a shopping complex had tried to match-make her with Femi, but she turned him down.
woman called Mrs. Bashorun. The clothes were for my children who wanted
to celebrate the end of session party.
“I became friends with the woman and later, she told me that someone saw
me in her shop and was interested in me. When I met the person, he did
not appeal to me. So, I turned him down.
“I lost my uncle around that period and invited Mrs. Bashorun. She gave
me N100,000 and said it was from the man. I told her collecting the
money did not mean I had accepted his advances, and she said no
Ms. Ola, who sold jewellery, said after the party, the woman started
mounting pressure on her to date the suspect, adding that she stopped
patronising her because of the pressure.
She explained that sometime in October 2016, she ran into Femi in the
Petrocam, Sangotedo area of Ajah, after which they exchanged
She said, “He said I should forget about the past and that we could be
friends with no strings attached. He gave my children N20,000 before
leaving that day. We discussed about my business, which I told him
wasn’t doing well because of recession. He proposed that if I could get
buyers for his land, he would pay me commission on it.”
She said he gained her trust and she felt free with him, adding that he
always invited her to land meetings, but was always disappointed
whenever she went with her children.
Ms. Ola said she later got a visa to America and informed the suspect so
he could assist her in selling off her property as she planned to
The victim said around 7.30pm on December 30, 2016, Femi called to tell her about a party going on in a hotel in the area.
She said, “He said there was someone interested in buying my car and the
person attended the party. I sent him a text message that I would come.
“That day, I didn’t take my kids along because it was late. When I got
there, there was no party going on. I parked my car and went to meet a
lady at the reception. I asked her if there was a party going on at the
hotel and she said no.
“I was driving out of the hotel when Femi called my line and said he was upstairs and that I should go back to the reception.
“While going upstairs, I suddenly saw a
man behind me. He showed me a knife. He said if I didn’t cooperate, he
would kill me and no one would know.
“He took me to a door and someone pulled me in and slapped me. He gave
me a blow and turned on the light. I saw the person was Femi; he pushed
me to the wall and almost strangled me.
“He called the man with the knife, Monday, to pull off my trousers and
he did. He told him to go out and be on the watch. He dragged me to the
centre of the room and the pressure from the strangulation made me to
She said she woke up to see the suspect, who had stripped n*ked, pouring water on her.
She said she reported the case to the police at the Ajiwe Police Station the following morning after she escaped from the hotel.
The victim said she also handed over to the police the evidence of the assault, including her torn panties.
It was learnt that the police referred the victim to the Mirabel Centre, where tests were conducted.
A report of the test, sighted by Punch, said Ola was indeed physically assaulted and s*xually abused.
The police at the Ajiwe division invited the suspect and promised to charge the matter to court.
However, he was said to have been released on bail.
The case was later taken up by the Lagos State Office of Public
Defender, which petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni,
over the conduct of the police at the Ajiwe division.
The Director of the OPD, Mrs. Salami Olubukola, said in the petition,
dated January 6, 2017, that the agency had requested that the case be
charged to court based on the directive of the Attorney General and
Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State, adding that the Ajiwe Divisional
Police Officer had promised to do that.
“As our office awaited arraignment details, the petitioner, who had been
in contact with the DPO Ajah, informed our office that the alleged
suspect had been released on bail by the DPO and was now on the run. I
have also put several calls to the DPO, but I have yet to get a
“I must express my deepest dismay about the conduct of the DPO and
others for compromising the case by not charging the alleged suspect to
court, but granting him bail instead. I humbly request that your office
investigate this matter and do the needful,” the petition read in part.
When contacted, Femi said Ms. Ola had demanded N2m from him and
threatened that if he didn’t pay the money, she would blackmail him.
He said, “Please don’t mind her, she is a scammer. Actually,
she is my girlfriend and she always collected money from me. If you
investigate, she has blackmailed many other men in Ajah.
“Anytime she asked me for money, even when I was not in Nigeria, I would
send money to her. Sometimes, she would say she was in debt, and I
would bail her out.
“She called me on the day and said we should meet at a hotel, that she wanted to groove with me.
“When we got to the hotel around 2am, she said she needed N2m to travel abroad. The way we both entered into the hotel and even the text message she sent to me; I have all the evidence. After we were done and I took her out of the hotel to see her off into the car, I have all the recordings.”
His counsel, Bola Olugbani, said the matter had been transferred to the
Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit, adding that his client had
become the complainant.
His lawyer said, “They have a long time relationship and she invited him
to a hotel. They ate, drank and retired into a room. She is a mother of
two children and she is not a vir-gin or an under 18 girl. She is
an adult who entered into a hotel with a man; she cannot likely be
somebody who was r*ped. The CCTV recordings show that only she and my
client entered the room. She told the police that other persons held
down her legs for my client to sleep with her. The CCTV footage showed
something different: no human being entered the room with them.
“She held my client’s shirt at 2am,
demanding between N2m to N5m or else she would scream r*pe. My client
petted her up till 4am when she loosened her grip and he escaped. She then made a defamatory report at Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah.
“The case file has been transferred to the IG Monitoring Unit at
Kam-Salem House, Ikoyi. Legally, my client is now the complainant, while
she is the suspect in a case of false information, false petition,
blackmail, attempt at extortion and assault. Sooner than later,
investigative police report will show that someone is on the wrong side
of the law and will be charged to court.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police are on the case.