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Taxi driver rapes customer after luring her to an apartment he promised to rent for her

By Mason White 10:03 AM July 23, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A taxi driver was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping his customer by luring her to an apartment, which he promised to rent for her, police in Nigeria said.

Ikeja police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Obinna Ezechukwu, after being accused of luring his customer to an apartment, where he raped her.

Ezechukwu faces three charges, obtaining by false pretenses, theft and rape. He booked into jail and his bail was set at N200,000 ($1,000).

According to the police investigation, Ezechukwu transported the victim from a bus stop to her workplace.

Recently, he promised to rent an apartment and collected N30,000 ($150) under the pretext of giving a deposit to the apartment’s owner.

He then invited the 23-year-old victim to the apartment and offered her a drink. She fell asleep, and when she awoke, she found that she was raped.

Ezechukwu pleaded not guilty to the charges.