An alleged serial rapist, Imonitie Ilen-Otuma,30 who is a graduate of the University of Lagos, is currently cooling his heels at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba over a fresh allegation of rape. According to Punch Metro, he allegedly raped a 27-year old woman in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The culprit who is a former student of Estate Management had earlier been accused on rape in the month of May involving a female colleague but the issue was settled out of court by the family members. Imonitie repeated the crime again on the 10th of July when he lured his ex girlfriend to a party in Lekki after which he stangled and raped her in his car.
It was gathered that the victim, 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 area. 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.
Imonitie took her to the backseat of the car where he raped the virgin and sickle-cell patient who was on treatment. She had to seek for medical attention due to the severe nature of the rape. According to her mom, she was bleeding profusely.
In the words of her mother:
“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 relationship.
“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.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident. He said the matter had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
Nwosu added, “The suspect is with us, and the matter is being investigated at the SDCI, Yaba.”