Police Tells Court How Labourer Assault Sex Worker, Olosho

A Police Investigator, Mohammed Victor, has told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, how a 22-year-old labourer, Olanrewaju Opeyemi, allegedly robbed a commercial sex worker, Blessing Okoro of N2000, and caused her grievous harm by stabbing her severally at a Lagos hotel.

Victor who was attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, during the incident, gave this in evidence before Justice Oyindamola Ogala, at the continuation of trial of the labourer.

The prosecution witness who was being led in evidence by state counsel, Mrs Abike Oluwasanmi, said the conclusion of his investigation on Olarewaju Opeyemi revealed a case of conspiracy, attempted robbery and causing grievous harm on Blessing Okoro.

Inspector Victor, said the defendant attacked the woman with a knife at 2am on April 14, 2020 at Intendo Hotel, Agboju, Lagos.

In his testimony, he told the court that investigation revealed that Opeyemi alongside others who are at large, conspired to commit the offense.

Opeyemi was charged on a three count which borders on conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and causing grievous harm.

The offences violate Sections 245, 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

He however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecution subsequently commence trial against him to prove the allegations.

Recall that the Opeyemi a primary school drop out from Oyo town was remanded in prison sometime in 2021 for attacking an hairdresser, Miss Blessing Okoro, who claimed she “hustle” at Intendo Hotel, Agboju, Lagos.

The woman had said that she was at the said hotel when one boy approached her for a short rest at the rate of #1,500 and they both left for her room.

According to her,” I was pulling my dress when the said boy suddenly held my head to the wall and started cutting me with a jack knife. And he was stronger than me. So, I was shouting and before people could come to my rescue, I had to pretend I’m dead.

That was when people around the hotel came into my room and got him arrested and discovered he had already stole the sum of #2,000 from my table. That was how he was taken to Satellite Police division Amuwo Lagos”.

The trial judge adjourned till November 24, 2022, for continuation of trial.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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