University of Lagos (UNILAG) Student Tells Her Story Of How She Was Raped By Ndi Okereke's Cousin

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There's a fairly known society girl and ex-model
who was raped by some guy from a prominent
Lagos family. When I heard about the incident and
approached her to report the story and put the guy
on blast, she refused. Begged me not to because
she didn't want the embarrassment and stigma of
being a rape victim. This guy got away with rape.
Ladies, if a man rapes you, you need to speak out.
If he gets away with raping you, he will find another
victim because he'll believe he's untouchable.
Please don't let him get away with raping you.
Now to this story, a cousin of former DG of the
Nigerian Stock Exchange Ndi Okereke-Onyuike, and
actress Stephanie Okereke's cousin, Prince Daniel
Okereke, 37 (pictured above), has been arrested for
allegedly raping a 22 year old UNILAG
undergraduate named Arinola. And she didn't keep
quiet. She fought back by first destroying his
property, then she got him arrested. She tells her
story after the cut. Please read...
Written by Chioma Igbokwe for Saturday Sun
"When we got to his house, I told him that I was
not interested in having sex with him, he called
two of his security guards to help him to tie me up
and seal my mouth. He then brought out his belt
and started flogging me,” says Arionla, a 300 level
student who alleged that she was raped by a man,
later identified as the cousin of former Director–
General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange(NSE),
President, Ndi Okereke-Onyuike.
The suspect, Prince Daniel Okereke, 37, was
alleged to have lured her into his home at Mende,
Maryland, Lagos, subdued her with the aid of his
security guard before he pounced on her and raped
her severally.
Saturday Sun learnt that after the several rape
sessions which lasted for more than 30 minutes,
Prince Daniel ordered Arionla to pick her bags and
get out of the house. Abused and bitter, Arionla
was said to have started destroying the property in
his house and also flinging same out of the
compound. In the process, the car that belonged to
one of the neighbours was destroyed.
Not aware of what could have led to the fracas, the
angry neighbour alerted the police attached to Area
F, Ikeja who arrested Arionla and accused her of
assault. On listening to both sides and
overwhelming bruises on Arionla’s body, a case of
attempted rape was established and Prince Daniel
was arrested and later released on bail while
Arinola was rushed to the Lagos State University
Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for examination and
treatment.
Saturday Sun further gathered that when Arinola
and her family discovered that the case was as
good as closed by the police attached to Area F
Command, Ikeja, she reported the matter to the
State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID),
Panti that ordered his re-arrest, having sighted the
original copy of the lab test which proved that she
was forcefully defiled and the cause of the wound
on her body.
Still recovering from the scars that had disfigured
her beautiful body, Arinola, 6ft tall, and who can be
best described as a model, claimed that she saw
Prince Daniel as a harmless elder brother who
cared about her ailing health.
According to Arinola, 22, and a student of Univer­
sity of Lagos, Akoka, she met Prince Daniel
through an online dating site, early last month. “We
became friends online and I gave him my number.
He kept calling requesting to see me in school and
I kept giving him one excuse or the other. He
actually said that he wanted me to be his friend
and I declined that I am a student and should be
allowed to face my studies.
“On November 6, 2014, he called me that he was in
my school compound. I was sick and told him that
I was about to head to the pharmacy to get drugs.
He volunteered to drive me to the pharmacy. I was
impressed and grateful for such a kind gesture. Af­
ter buying the drugs, we drove to the fast food and
bought food. He asked me to join him to a seat out
joint where I can relax and eat the food. I was sur­
prised when he drove straight to his house at
Mende, Maryland.”
He said that I will be the one to the bear the shame
since the world will ask what I was doing in his
house when I was supposed to be in school,”
Arinola narrated.
“When it dawned on her that the prince is a beast
in sheep’s clothing, Arionla stopped struggling and
parted her legs for the Prince. “He raped me
severally till he was satisfied. He later removed
the ropes and ordered me to get out of his house. I
was in pains and knew that since the law will
finally release him because of his status, I needed
to destroy anything within reach. It was the
neighbours whose car was destroyed that alerted
the police at Area F, Ikeja.
“I wrote my statement and went to the hospital for
examination. I was not surprised when I was told
that he was granted bail the same day. My family
had to report the matter to Panti and he was re-
arrested.”
Still dressed in his royal white dress as at press
time, Prince Daniel, a businessman, who is also
related to Nigerian actress, Stephanie Okereke,
blamed the devil for the act. “I am so ashamed of
myself. We are family of professionals whom you
know very well. I don’t know what got into my
head. I am sorry and plead for forgiveness,”
Daniel, who said he was single and still searching,
pleaded.
When asked why she destroyed the property in his
house, Prince Daniel said: “She thought I was
going to force her to have sex with me. She
started destroying everything which is so
expensive,” he said specifically referring to his
Chandelier lighting hanging in his living room.
When further asked if he eventually slept with her,
Prince Daniel said: “Yes, I did. I am very sorry, I
need a way out.”
Confirming the story as at press time , Police
Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu said that
the suspect would be charged to court for rape and
assault.
According to him, the report got from Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, showed that
there was actual penetration in the course of the
squabble. “He will be arraigned along side with one
of the security men who assisted the suspected to
subdue Tope. Meanwhile, the police is still on the
trail of one of the security guards who also
participated in assisting the man to tie her up.”
Additional report from Vanguard
Two men Daniel Okereke 37 and Idris Abubakar 37
were yesterday arraigned before a Yaba Chief
Magistrate’s Court, over alleged assault and rape
and threat to life. The defendants who are
businessman and a security Guard respectively
were docked before Magistrate Y. O Aje-Afunwa.
They are facing a five count charge bordering on
conspiracy, assault, rape and threat to life
preferred against them by the police.
The police prosecutor Superintendent Godwin
Anyanwu, told the court that the defendants
committed the alleged offence on November 6,
2014. He said that the incident took place at
Mende, Maryland in Ikeja area of Lagos state
between 2:30-11pm. He said that the first
defendant allegedly raped and assaulted one lady
(names withheld).
Anyanwu also claimed that the defendant
unlawfully had canal knowledge of the victim
without her consent, adding that he beat her up
with a brown belt and also threatened her with a
knife. According to the prosecutor, the offences
committed,contravened sections 409, 171, 261
and punishable under section 56 and 258 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Earlier, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the
charges against them. The defendants counsel, R.
Amokea, urged the court to grant the defendants
bail in the most liberal term, as the offence
committed, was a bailable offence and that they
were still presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor Anyanwu objected to the bail
application, on the grounds that the charges
levelled against the defendants were charges of
rape, sexual assault and occasional harm.
However, Magistrate Aje-Afunwa, granted the first
defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with one
responsible surety in like sum, while the second
defendant was admitted bail in the sum of
N50,000, with one surety in like sum. She also said
that the surety must either be a relative, a cleric or
a community leader.
The matter was adjourned till January 9, 2015, for
trial.