Two misguided lovers, Emem Asuquo and Olugbenga Yakubu, have been remanded in prison by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court sitting on Lagos Island for disturbing the public with their private s*x life.
They were arraigned on Wednesday on four counts of assault and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace before Magistrate A.A. Adefulire. But what happened?
An altercation broke out after 31-year-old Asuquo insisted that her lover Yakubu, 51, use a condom before having s*x with her, but he reportedly declined the request
It was learnt that Yakubu, while driving along the Lekki-Epe Expressway at about 7pm had offered Asuquo, who was going towards Lakowe in Ibeju-Lekki, a ride.
As usual, they exchanged phone numbers and promised to meet each other later in the night.
Yakubu, a civil servant, was said to have picked up the hairdresser at her home in Ajah around 2am the next day and took her to his house on Adeyinka Oyekan Street, Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah.
“On getting to his house, he entertained me after which we went inside his room. He said he wanted me to have s*x with him. I told him how much I would collect and he agreed. I asked him to use a condom but he said he did not have one. So, I told him to take me back home in his car,” Asuquo said.
She explained that the man dropped her off at VGC Roundabout, saying he did not have enough fuel in his car.
She said she called a taxi driver to pick her up from the area.
It was learnt that a scuffle ensued when she requested Yakubu to wait for her until the taxi driver arrived for fear of being robbed.
“When he refused, I removed his car key. He was beating me when the taxi driver and others arrived and they intervened. He injured me in the eye. I used a stone to smash the windscreen of his car,” she added
According to Punch, Yakubu later reported the incident at Ajah Police Division, and Asuquo was arrested.
Yakubu, in his statement to the police, said Asuquo had called the driver and other occupants of the taxi to beat him up, adding that he sustained injuries
He said, “She followed me to my house, but refused to make love with me after buying her stuffs. At a point, she started screaming that I should take her back to her house. When we got to the roundabout, she removed my car key and held my shirt. Two men and a lady she called came in a Golf car and started beating me.
“I held Asuquo by the hair and began punching her while the two men did same to me. In the end, they injured me and broke the windscreen of my car.”
A police prosecutor, Inspector Philip Osijale, subsequently arraigned the duo before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on four counts of assault and breach of the public peace.
The charges read in part, “That you, Emem Asuquo, and others now at large at about 3.30am at VGC Roundabout, Ajah, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did willfully damage the windscreen of one unregistered Carina E with a stone.
“That you, Olugbenga Yakubu, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did unlawfully assault one Emem Asuquo by hitting her with a fist blow in her left eye, which did her harm, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the counts
The magistrate, Adefulire, admitted Asuquo to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety, while Yakubu was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with a surety in like sum.
Adefulire held that they should be kept in prison until they perfect their bail conditions.
Where will Ms Asuquo, an ‘olosho’ who agreed to have s*x with a man just the first day he gave her lift now get N500,000 to meet her bail conditions? Wahala!