Popular fuji artist, Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere has been released from the police custody this morning following his arrest by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping miss Olanike Olaiya at his residence in Okota, Lagos.
According to Punch a police source, miss Olanike was his girlfriend and not a casual friend based on Obesere’s account at the station.
“We invited him based on the petition we received and he has written a statement. He said the woman was his girlfriend and she had come to visit him at home.
Obesere is not a flight risk, so we have released him on bail. However, investigations will continue and if he is found culpable, he will be arrested.
The woman in question came to Obesere’s house willingly and was not abducted. There are no eyewitnesses apart from Obesere and the victim, so we cannot conclude that it was rape, but we will leave no stone unturned.” said the police officer.
The 29 year old student of the Polytechnic Ibadan narrated that she was just a casual friend to the musician who promised to boost her business connects before he forcefully took advantage of her. Obesere had insisted she passed the night in his apartment because it was “dangerous to go out late in his area.”
“I got to know Obesere through one of my friends, Mrs Bola Okoro. She told me that Obesere would assist me in my business…I deal in office equipment and when I contacted Obesere, he asked me to meet him in his family house at Okota. When I met him, I introduced my business to him and he promised to connect me to some of his friends in Dubai who would sell goods to me on credit.
“After the discussion, he started demanding for sex and I refused and when I wanted to leave, he insisted I should sleep over in his house because it was late and he claimed that it was dangerous to go out late in the night in his area.
I thought he was a responsible man and I decided to sleep over, but at the dead of the night, he came into the room where I slept and pounced on me.
He raped me and afterwards inserted a ring he wore into my private part and I started bleeding. He hurriedly left me in the room saying he had an appointment to fulfil.
I could not bear the trauma and the bleeding and I reported the matter to the police.”
Vanguard gathered that Obesere was initially apprehended last Wednesday by the Police at Isolo Police Division, where Olaiya reported the case. He was subsequently released on bail.
He was later re-arrested on Monday, when medical examination conducted on Olanike revealed that she was actually raped.
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