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Police declare Obesere innocent of rape allegation

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‘Accuser is a blackmailer and extortionist’

Lagos State Police Command has given popular fuji act, Alhaji Abass Akande, otherwise known as Obesere, a clean bill of health on the rape allegation levelled against him by one Ms. Olanike Olaiya, adding that it’s all fabricated.

Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Friday, March 28, 2014, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Braide described the accuser as a blackmailer and extortionist. She, however, said the command is yet to get to the roots of the matter.

“As far as we’re concerned, and based on the investigations carried out so far on the matter, most of the allegations by Obesere’s accuser, Olanike Olaiya were fabricated. Although, they both admitted having canal knowledge of each other, there was absolutely nothing to show that Nike was raped as she claimed. It was a frame-up because the lady has refused to honour police invitation. And the doctor’s report available to us have shown that she was not raped. We’re made to understand that this lady on her own went to Obesere’s house in search of Obesere, that she spent nights there. She was there cooking and everybody in the house ate.

“People in that house have equally made statements. I think there was a mutual relationship between the two of them. Nike is a 29 year old lady, a divorcee. I think during the period she was in the house, they had canal knowledge of each other, and she left him after which she went to the station to allege that she was raped. I think there was a case of mutual relationship between both parties as well as extortion attempt.

“Before she went to make such allegation, she had already contacted Obesere on phone to demand certain amount that she was bleeding and so on. Obesere now invited her to a hospital. She went to the hospital, the doctor examined her and he didn’t see anything abnormal. And they said for further clarification, she should go for scan. She left and never returned to the hospital.”

On the rumour that Olaiya will soon be declared wanted for turning down police invitation, Braide said, “We can’t declare her wanted like that. We still have to give her some time. But as I speak with you, her whereabouts is yet to be known. We have tried to locate her with the address she left at the station, but we discovered it was fake. It’s just a calculated attempt to tarnish Obesere’s image.

But investigation is still in progress. Police would not rest until we get to the root of the matter, and we will make the outcome known to the public.”

Reacting on the development on Saturday, March 29, 2014, Omo Rapala, as Obesere is also known, said, “I thank God I have been vindicated by the outcome of the investigations so far conducted by the police. What’s next is to enter the studio for my next album. I thank God and that people that have identified with me so far. I am very sure the police will soon get to the root of the matter.”

Asked to give details of the new album, he said, “It’s about the incident. But I am yet to decide on its title. A lot of music marketers have shown up but it will be marketed and distributed by Ola Oluwa Records, Alaba International Market, Lagos. By the special grace of God, it will be out before the end of April this year.”

 -TADE ASIFAT

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