Two University of Lagos students, who allegedly attempted to rape their course-mate, yesterday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a five-count charge.
IkediOkpanlanedu, 21, and Samuel Idongesit, 20, are facing charges of conspiracy, attempted rape, assault, impersonation and threatening violence.
Sgt. ModupeOlaluwoye, prosecuting the case, told the court that the undergraduates invited the course-mate, who was a makeup artiste, to a hotel room and attempted to rape her.
Olaluwoye said that the defendants committed the offences at 4.40pm on April 1 at Peace Land Hotel, Folagoro, Lagos State.
Olaluwoye said that the defendants promised to introduce the makeup artiste to a person who needed her service.
She submitted that the defendants attempted to rape the lady upon her arrival at the hotel room.
My lord, they strangled her because she was calling for help. It was a hotel staff, MrOhaeriGodlove, who heard her screaming and called the hotel security.
Okpanlanedu claimed to be an army personnel, and threatened to stab her with a knife he was holding, if she would not co-operate with them.
Source: The Tide Newspaper Coporation