Police Arrest Two For Raping, Defrauding 23-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

Police Arrest Two For Raping, Defrauding 23-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

 

A 23-year-old Lagos girl has been defrauded and raped by two suspected fraudsters, Rotimi Fisher and Sheriff Adebayo in an uncompleted building in Ipaja Area of Lagos.

The victim was lured to an uncompleted building in Majiyagbe Street, Ipaja where she was raped by Adebayo.

The punch gathered that the girl was on her way to a destination in Iyana Ipaja when Fisher met her for help in locating an address.

However, the suspect presented himself as a foreign businessman to the victim, explaining that he was in Nigeria to deliver goods to his clients at the address and collect money.

According to a source, Fisher met some people for help but it yielded no result, when the girl came to help, and checking the address, she noticed she didn’t know the place.

The source “But as the girl was trying to help Fisher, Adebayo suddenly came as a neutral person and offered to assist Fisher, whereas they were working together. Adebayo said the address was fake, but started motivating the girl on the need for them to help Fisher.

“Fisher, while lamenting being stranded, claimed that he was in possession of some papers that could be converted to plenty money but told Adebayo and the girl that he needed money to buy chemicals to convert the papers to money.

“Adebayo quickly dropped N60,000. The girl, who seemed convinced, gave Fisher her gold jewellery and N10,000 and also went to withdraw N65,000 from a nearby ATM and gave it to Fisher, who told Adebayo and the girl to take an oath not to reveal his secret to anyone.”

Also, it was discovered that after taking oath, they were given an address by fisher to meet the next day.

The people of Ogun state showed the sack containing money to Adebayo and the girl when they got there, stating that the spirit converting the paper to money was asking for human blood.

 

“Fisher said to prevent both of them from dying, they needed to have sex. He also used the oath they took to threaten them. So, the girl out of fear of dying, followed them to an uncompleted building around 9pm on Majiyagbe Street, Ipaja, where Adebayo had sex with her,” the source said.

Fisher, a 42 year old and Adebayo, 32 committed the crime in Sept.3, making the girl headed to gne police station to report for further Investigation.

After reporting to the police, the head of Ioaja Divisional Police Officer, CSO Tokunbo Abaniwonda reportedly took action, bringing Fisher and Adebayo to their custody after two week sting at their hideout in Ipaja on September 16, 2022.

While the police was interrogating him, the suspect confessed and said they manipulated the victim.

He said, “I only slept with her once and I used a contraceptive. I got the contraceptive at a mallam’s shop in the area. I used the contraceptive because I don’t really know the girl. I needed to protect myself.”

Fisher in his own words said he met Adebayo through a friend, Bisi, who according to him trained him on how to formulate stories to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

He said, “I have been asking a lot of people for the address. While some said they did not know the place, others advised me to go back to the country I came from, but I said I could not go back because of the goods that I brought.

“The girl got convinced when I said I was looking for people to help me count Nigerian money because I said I don’t know how to count it. Meanwhile, I and Adebayo had been talking to people but they did not answer us.

“It was when the girl was passing that I explained to her and she listened to me. So, Adebayo also pretended to be a passer-by and when he was passing, I signalled to him, and asked the girl to help me ask him for the location of the address and Adebayo said he had not heard of such an address before.”

While reacting to the crime, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, noted that the suspects had been charged to court.

It was reported that Fisher and Adebayo, who are both married with two children each, were charged to the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court on three counts which lies on; obtaining by false pretences, fraudulent conversion and sexual assault, offences punishable under sections 411, 314 (1), 287 and 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the men were therefore remanded in prison as the matter was adjourned till October 17, 2022, for further hearing.

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