Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A graduate of unilag rapes a sickle cell patient

A graduate of the University of Lagos, Imonitie
Ilen-Otuma, has been arrested by the police for
allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman in the Lekki
area of Lagos. We learnt that Imonitie, who studied
Estate Management, had earlier been arrested in
May for raping a colleague, and had been freed
when the victim’s family agreed to withdraw the
Our correspondent gathered that in the second
incident, which occurred on Friday, July 10, the
suspect allegedly took his victim, Precious
(pseudonym), to a party in the Lekki area where
he allegedly brutalised and raped her.
It was gathered that Precious, on that day, had
told her parents that she was going to see
Imonitie, who was reportedly having a party.
The duo were said to have gone to see a movie
at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, in the Surulere
It was learnt that they later went to a party in the
Lekki area, where Precious insisted on going
home when it was around 12am, but the suspect
allegedly refused.
Our correspondent gathered that instead, Imonitie
allegedly lured the lady to the backseat of his car
where he squeezed her throat and raped her.
The victim was said to have alerted her family to
the incident, and the police from the Maroko
division arrested the suspect.
Speaking with our correspondent, the victim’s mother
said the suspect allegedly threatened to strangle
her daughter and dump her corpse by the
roadside, despite her pleas to him that she was a
She added that Precious was still udergoing
treatment in a hospital in the area due to the
severity of the injuries she sustained.
She said, “My daughter is a sickle cell sufferer.
She met Imonitie in the university. He was a year
ahead of her. They started dating, but my
daughter warned him that there would be no sex
until they got married. Later, she learnt that the
man had dated one of her friends, which Imonitie
confirmed. So, since that time, they ended the
“The week that the incident happened, she said
both of them met again on BBM, and he started
persuading her to let them go out again. On that
Friday, he called her and said he was taking her
to see a movie.
“After the movie, they went clubbing in the Lekki
area, where he raped her. She told us that she
was not feeling strong. She said she remembered
being walked out of the club to the back of
Imonitie’s car.
“But when she opened her eyes, it was daytime,
and he was on top of her at the back of the car.
That was when the struggle started. He beat her
up, squeezed her neck, while she begged him that
she was a virgin, and he should not rape her. But
he ignored her pleas and after the act, he gave
her some tissues to clean the blood.”
Our correspondent gathered that while Precious
was being taken home, she sent a text message
home that her parents should get the police
because she had been brutalised and raped.
It was learnt that the police at Maroko thereafter
arrested the suspect after he was beaten up by
some youths on the victim’s street.
Imonitie’s mother, who spoke with us
on the telephone, said her son loved the lady and
wanted to marry her. She added that he did not
mean to brutalise or kill her as claimed.
She said, “My son has told me that he loves the
girl and wants to marry her. He is AA, and the girl
is SS. So, they are compatible. He did not mean
to kill her as claimed. If he wanted to, would he
still drive her home after the incident? I am not
justifying his actions, but he was tempted to
commit the act. His intention is to marry the

Source: Punch

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