A married lady, Imolita, has narrated earlier than the Particular Offences Courtroom, Ikeja, Lagos State, how she was raped by a safety guard at a faculty the place she labored as a nurse.
In keeping with the 35-year-old lady, she was on night time responsibility when the suspect, Emmanuel Ibuchi Emmanuel, raped her.
She mentioned whereas she was on her strategy to examine the varsity’s clinic earlier than retiring to her desk, the defendant approached her and demanded to see her later that night time.
Imolita mentioned round 9pm whereas she was at her desk, which had a mattress beside it, the defendant knocked on the door to the room, however she hesitated to let him in.
Nevertheless, she later let the defendant in after he requested vitamin C from her. After giving him the drug, she provided Emmanuel a seat when he mentioned he had been desirous to say one thing to her.
In keeping with her, throughout their dialogue, he professed like to her and he or she replied that she’s married with children.
She mentioned he then proceeded to power himself on her and advised her to not hassle screaming for assist as a result of nobody would hear her voice.
“I then advised him that I do know you’re a man however I’m going to struggle you so that you received’t be capable of have your manner. Whereas we have been dragging one another, he bought drained and was like even when he was going to have intercourse with me, he had no energy left. I then advised him to take himself away as a result of I’m not an affordable lady; he ought to go and search for single ladies,” she defined.
She mentioned Emmanuel agreed to depart the room however modified his thoughts and commenced making strikes to kiss, contact and take off her pants, which she resisted.
“He got here again and pushed me. After he did, I attempted to kick him however he grabbed my legs. By then, I used to be already laying on my again whereas he was utilizing his safety boots to march my legs. I began begging him to not do what he wished to do, however he insisted that he should do it.
“I requested him if he knew concerning the place I got here from. I reminded him that I’m from Delta and girls from that state don’t meet different males as soon as married. I continued to beg him and advised him that his motion would price me my marriage. He mentioned something that might occur ought to occur. I advised him to carry on and that I had a condom in my bag. He mentioned no and that was when he completed having his manner with me,” she added.
Throughout cross-examination, Imolita mentioned the explanation she advised the defendant to get a condom was that she thought it could give her the possibility to flee.
The case was adjourned by Justice Ramon Oshodi until March 22, 2023, for continuation of trial, whereas the defendant was remanded within the Ikoyi Custodial Centre.