The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspect identified simply as Fuad for accosting a hotel receptionist with a broken bottle and raping her inside the hotel.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has directed the gender unit of the command to take over the case for further investigation.
The 19-year-old victim said that Fuad raped her inside a toilet in the Mutab Hotel and Suites on Abeokuta Street, in the Ebute Metta area of the state.
“He wore only his underpants when he blocked me inside the toilet. I saw a bottle with him and he said if I refused to have sex with him, he would use the bottle to kill me. He raped me inside the toilet and after he was done, he left me there. The incident happened between 12 midnight and 1am on Saturday when everybody was asleep.
“I was also asleep until one of our customers woke me up and said that he needed a towel. I was the one who attended to him (Fuad) when he came with his girlfriend to lodge in our hotel. He paid N5,000 for the room. He must have seen me when I went to pick the towel as he left his girlfriend inside the room, blocked me inside the toilet and raped me there.
“I reported the incident to my manager, Mr Ali, who raised the alarm in the morning. Mr Ali and my colleagues went to Fuad’s room, apprehended him and it was at that point that his girlfriend knew what he did. My manager and colleagues saw the bottle Fuad used to threaten me inside the toilet,” she said.