A Customs officer, identified simply as Samuel, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping and videotaping the nudity of his female friend.
29-year-old Samuel had threatened to post the clip on the social media whenever he demanded to have sex with her and she refused.
The two met on an online dating platform, Badoo.
The Customs personnel later invited her to his house in the Ogba area of Lagos.
In March 2017, the 26-year-old lady was said to have visited Samuel and after entertaining her, he reportedly made love advances to her, which she allegedly rejected.
Samuel was said to have left her in the apartment, locked the door from outside and went out.
Samuel returned home seven hours later when the woman had almost become unconscious, raped her and took a video of her nakedness.
A police officer told Punch that: “The suspect is a Customs officer. He and the victim met on Badoo and he asked her to visit him. She honoured the invitation, unknown to her that he had a hidden agenda.
“He shut her inside and went out. The woman said she called for help to no avail. He returned home seven hours after and met her semi-conscious. Probably, he had put sedatives into a drink he used to entertain her.
“He removed her clothes, raped her and videoed her nakedness. Thereafter, whenever he called her to come to his house and she refused, he would threaten to put the video on the social media and out of fear, she would yield to his request.
“At a point, she declined an invitation to his house and dared him. He sent the video to her relative to show that he meant his threat. The relative and the victim later reported the case to the police, leading to his arrest.”
The suspect is now at the Sexual and Domestic Violence Unit of the command headquarters in Ikeja for further investigation.