How I Was Lured, Raped, Defrauded By Two Brothers – Unilag Graduate

How I Was Lured, Raped, Defrauded By Two Brothers – Unilag Graduate

A 22-years-old graduate of the University of Lagos ,
UniLag, has told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos State of how
she was lured, raped and defrauded by two brothers,
identified as Bright Nwachukwu and Chijindu
Nwachukwu, earlier in the year.

The defendants, 31-year-old Bright Nwachukwu, 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.

The prosecution said that the offence contradicted the
provision of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The two brothers pleaded not guilty to the charges,
when they were arraigned.

The victim, a graduate of the Department of Biology
Education, who was led in evidence before the court by
the prosecutor, Mrs C. K. Tunji-Carrena, explained that
she met the first defendant at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos
State, on her way to school on February 12.

She told the court, “I 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.

“At that moment, I 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.

“I paid the transport fare for the three of us and we
later alighted at a bus stop, which I didn’t know.

“We took a tricycle to another place, where we met the
second defendant, Chijindu, who disguised as a
storekeeper.

“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.

“He folded the money 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.

“I 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.

“When Chijindu came 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.

“He brought in a 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.”

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.

She continued, “My 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.

“She told me that God is the owner of my life and I
came back to my senses and told her all that
happened.”

The victim said the matter was reported at Area ‘G’
Police Station in Ogba and she was also referred to
another hospital for check-up and counseling.

During 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. She also insisted
that the first defendant had sex with her without her
consent.

The matter was, thereafter, adjourned till October 10 for
continuation of trial.

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