It is no longer news that popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande, otherwise known as Obesere, was arrested for allegedly raping a 29-year-old business woman, Miss Olanike Olaiya and inserting a ring in a private part.
The story now is that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID. The embattled musician opted for the SCID because the DPO of Isolo Police division had insisted on taking the matter to court.
If due process was to be followed, the Divisional Police Officer at Isolo Division, Aminu Ibrahim should have been the one to order the transfer of the case to SCID for further investigations. But Obesere allegedly used his contacts in the police to have the case transferred to SCID, where he apparently believes he would have his way. Obesere allegedly found it difficult to pressurize the DPO at Isolo into striking out the case or persuade the victim to accept a settlement.
According to the information gathered, Obesere contacted some top citizens to wade into the matter by persuading the DPO to soft-pedal on the matter, but they backed down when they discovered that the police have incriminating evidence against the musician.
In a chat with Vanguard, the victim, Olaiya said she had relocated to her home town, Sagamu in Ogun State, where she is currently receiving treatment following her ordeal.
"As I speak with you, I am in Sagamu, my home town, where I have been receiving traditional treatment since the incident occurred.
"I bled for more than two weeks after Alhaji Obesere r*ped me and inserted his ring into my private part. The incident occurred on February 12, 2013 and I have spent a lot of money treating myself.
"The DPO, Isolo Police division, took pity on me and refused to give in to Obesere's pressure to strike out the case and God will bless him for that.
"But last week I was informed that the case had been transferred to the SCID and my Investigating Police Office, IPO, at Isolo asked me to come to the station on Tuesday for the transfer.
"But when I got to the SCID, I discovered the IPO, who took over the case, one Mr. Jacob, I don't know his rank, became hostile to me.
"You need to see how this man treated me. He started by asking me to write a new statement and when I tried to explain that I had written a statement at Isolo division, he rebuffed my explanation and insisted I wrote a new one.
"Afterwards, they started threatening me. The IPO, Alhaji Obesere, and some of his brothers, who were present there, asked me to stop the journalists from publishing my story and if I don't, I will be a dead person.
"I was so frightened when they said this and each time my phone rang someone would pick it up to know who was calling.
"Later, they discovered I wasn't going to break, then they started begging me and promised to take care of me. Alhaji Obesere even said he was going to take me to the best hospital for treatment.
"At the end, I rose to leave and they offered to drop me in my place. The IPO also insisted that I should follow them. Instead of taking me to my area, they took me to Obesere's house and the woman who introduced me to him was also there.
"While I was with them I alerted the police at Isolo and told them where I was.
"But yesterday, they called after they saw the publication and started threatening again to kill me.
"I am highly terrified, that was why I travelled back to my home to get some treatment.
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By: SAMOD BIOBAKU