Hotelier’s son, friend arrested for drugging, raping lady


An Hotelier’s son, owner of the Dallankester Hotels, Don-Chime George, and his friend, Rasaq Oke, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly drugging and raping a 23-year-old lady in the Lekki Phase 1 area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement, on Tuesday, that George and Oke allegedly laced the victim’s drink with a substance that made her weak and took her to the hotel where she was repeatedly raped.

He added that when the elder brother of the victim informed the police about the incident, operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, arrested the suspects and recovered a video recording of the duo sexually abusing the unconscious victim from their phones.

Oti said, “The gender section of the Lagos State Police Command is investigating a case of rape reported against one Razaq Oluwaseun Oke, 28, and Don-Chima George, 25, of the Dallankester Hotels, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos State.

“The duo allegedly took a girl, 23, to a club on Saturday, February 2, 2019, unknown to her that they had an ulterior motive. While at the club, they laced the young woman’s drink with a substance that made her weak and almost unconscious. Satisfied that the drug was beginning to affect the victim, they quietly left the club with her to the Dallankester Hotels in Lekki Phase 1, which is owned by the father of Don-Chima George.

“At the hotel, they took turns to rape her. As if that wasn’t enough, they made a video recording of the abuse.

“When the victim woke up from the induced sleep, she confronted the suspects, who denied having carnal knowledge of her. Not satisfied, she put a call through to her elder brother to complain that she had been violated. The brother immediately invited policemen from the Maroko Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, to the scene.

“Upon searching the suspects, the DPO recovered their phones and went through their video recordings, where he saw a video of the suspects sexually abusing the apparently unconscious victim.”

Oti added that the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed the gender section of the command to investigate and diligently prosecute the suspects in order to serve as a deterrent to others.