Lagos spare parts dealer arraigned for sexual harassment after victim filmed her ordeal

The Lagos State Police Command arraigned a popular businessman on Wednesday, April 26, following allegations of sexual harassment. 

 Eddy Ebube, better known as Bebex, who owns a business in Ladipo market, Mushin, was arraigned at the Samuel Ilori Court House in Ogba. 

Bebex was arrested and detained following the “sexual assault and harassment” of a nursing mother in the Papa Ajao area. 

He was taken to court alongside an accomplice. Both were granted bail and the case adjourned to May 15, 2023. 

During the Eid holiday, a Twitter user identified as Aare-Ayodeji made several posts on the harassment after the victim made a video of her ordeal. 

The lady said on the day of the incident, she left her baby with someone and stepped out to get food to break the Muslim fast. 

She said that Bebex, alongside others, rudely called her. When she refused to give her attention, she was harassed and threatened. 

After the matter was reported at the Olosan Police Station, the defendant and police officers bullied the victim, forcing her to make a video where she recanted. 

However, Aare-Ayodeji and other Twitter users’ insistence that the authorities probe the matter drew the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa. 

At a meeting with the lady’s family members, activists and others on Tuesday, April 26, the CP vowed to get justice for the nursing mother. 

Owohunwa ordered the removal of DPO Olosan, Bebex’s arraignment, and asked the police Gender Department to take over the case. 

The CP also directed the probe of officers who collected money before arresting the culprits as well as those who forced the lady to make a video recanting her initial statement.

Source: LIB

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