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.
It was gathered that 29-year -old Samuel always threatened to post the clip on the social media whenever he demanded to have sex with her and she refused .
It was learnt that the duo had met on an online dating platform , Badoo, and after establishing a mutual friendship, the Customs man invited her to his house in the Ogba area of Lagos.
Sometime in March 2017, the 26-year – old woman 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.
A police source disclosed that Samuel returned home seven hours later when the woman had almost become unconscious , raped her and took a video of her unclothedness .
It was learnt that the case was reported to policemen who arrested the suspect on Sunday .
The source said , “ 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 unclothedness . 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. ”
It was learnt that the suspect had been transferred to the Sexual and Domestic Violence Unit of the command headquarters in Ikeja for further investigation.
In a briefing on Wednesday at the headquarters , the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the incident.
The CP , however , did not disclose the full name and other details of the suspect , saying that the public would be properly briefed after the conclusion of investigations .
He said , “ The Customs officer has been arrested for the offence and he is being investigated. We assure members of the public that the case will not be swept under the carpet.”