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before an Ikeja high
court yesterday recounted how she was lured, raped and defrauded by two brothers,
Bright Nwachukwu and Chijindu Nwachukwu, earlier in the year. Read her story after cut…
there was another man beside Bright, who asked her to describe the place if she
knew it and she maintained that she did not know the place.
wanted to be on my way, but the other man that was with Bright pleaded with me
to help him and Bright handed him some foreign currencies and he held my hand
that we should follow him.
didn’t know what I was doing again; I just followed them and we crossed to the
other side of the road at Iyana-Ipaja and boarded a bus towards Sango.
fare for the three of us and we later alighted at a bus stop, which I didn’t
to another place, where we met the second defendant, Chijindu, who disguised as
a store keeper. He later brought out something that looks like a photo-film and
washed it in a liquid and it turned into a N1,000 note.
and asked me to take a bite in an oath that if I tell anyone of what is going
to take place, I will die.”
defendant, Chijindu, told her to bring some money so they can print more
currencies, but as she did not have cash on her, he collected her ATM card and
headed for an ATM.
became so scared and I started crying and pleaded with him that I don’t want to
die. Bright then told me that the only option to avoid death was to have sex
with him. I started begging him again not to have sex with me, but he
eventually had his way.
from where he had gone to withdraw the N19,000 that I had in my bank account,
he ordered me to delete the alert message sent by my bank. He also came back
with another man, who claimed to be a pastor.
bucket of water and after looking through it, he said my mother has some money
in her drawer and I should go home and bring it, while he instructed me not to
talk to anyone until I accomplished the mission.”
got glimpse of a sign post reading “Toluwalase” and put it to heart. She also
told the court that when she got home, she met her mother and her brother, who
later told her that she was acting strange and restless.
mother later came to me and held me, seeking to know what happened to me and I
told her I don’t want to die. She was shocked and we were both crying.
is the owner of my life and I came back to my senses and told her all that
court that her mother put a call through to her pastor and she was later taken
to the family hospital due to the sexual assault and then referred to a
hospital in Ikeja.
the matter was reported at Area ‘G’ Police Station in Ogba and she was also
referred to another hospital for check-up and counselling.
cross-examination by the defence counsel, Mr. Ikenna Okoli, the witness
maintained that she gave her ATM to the second defendant and money was
withdrawn from her bank account.
that the first defendant had sex with her without her consent.
Bright Nwachukwu, 31, and Chijindu Nwachukwu, 23, are both standing trial
before Justice Josephine Oyefeso on a two-count charge of rape and obtaining
money by false pretence, brought against them by the Lagos State Government.
graduate who was led in evidence before the court by the prosecutor, Mrs C. K.
Tunji-Carrena, said she met the first defendant at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos
State, on her way to school on February 12.
thereafter, adjourned till October 10 for continuation of trial.