Man abandoned his girlfriend in a hotel room and raped the receptionist inside the toilet
Fuad, a Lagos resident, has been arrested for allegedly rapping a receptionist in a toilet at the Mutab Hotel and Suites on Abeokuta Street in Lagos’ Ebute Metta neighbourhood.
The 19-year-old victim was sleeping at the hotel reception when one of the lodgers woke her up at midnight and asked for a towel.
The victim reportedly left the reception area, went to the hotel’s backyard to get a towel, and was on her way to assist the guest when she felt the urge to relieve herself.
The victim, who spoke with our correspondent on Sunday, said she went to the backyard general toilet to urinate when Fuad approached her inside.
“When he blocked me inside the toilet, he was only wearing his underpants,” she said. I noticed a bottle with him, and he threatened to kill me if I refused to have sex with him. He raped me inside the bathroom and then abandoned me there. The incident occurred between the hours of 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Saturday when everyone was sleeping.
“I was also sleeping when one of our customers came in and asked for a towel. When Fuad and his girlfriend came to stay in our hotel, I was the one who looked after them. The room cost him N5,000. He must have seen me going to get the towel because he locked the door, blocked me inside the toilet, and raped me there.
“I told my manager, Mr Ali, about the incident, and he raised the alarm the next morning.” Mr Ali and my colleagues went to Fuad’s room, apprehended him, and his girlfriend found out what he had done. Inside the toilet, my manager and coworkers saw the bottle Fuad used to threaten me.”
Mutairu Oke, the hotel’s owner, said the suspect had been handed over to the police and that the receptionist had been taken to the hospital for treatment.
“As soon as I was informed in the morning,” he said, “I instructed my workers to apprehend him.” I dashed down to the hotel and whisked him away to the Denton Police Department. Fuad is currently being held captive there.
“We took our receptionist to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, where it was confirmed that she had been raped,” the statement continued. They prescribed some medications and instructed her to return to the hospital on Monday for additional testing.”
Ishola Agbodemu, the Chief Security Officer for the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, condemned the incident and said Fuad was known for causing trouble in the area.
“Despite our efforts to reduce crime in the area, it is surprising that someone with a wife at home raped a receptionist in the same hotel where he stayed with his girlfriend,” he continued.
“The boy (Fuad) is well-known in the neighbourhood, and his friends have been attempting to intimidate the girl into not speaking out.”
CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
“The suspect has been apprehended,” he said. Hakeem Odumosu, the state commissioner of police, has directed that the case be turned over to the gender unit of the command for further investigation.”
Credit: Punch Newspaper