A Tinubu Magistrate’s Court sitting on Lagos Island on Wednesday, July 13, remanded Emem Asuquo, 31, and
Olugbenga Yakubu, 51, in prison for alleged public distance following a heated argument over unprotected sex.
It was gathered that Asuquo demanded Yakubu use a condom before having sex with her, but he was said to have declined.
According to Punch Metro, Yakubu was driving along the Lekki-Epe Expressway at about 7pm on July 6, when he Asuquo, who was going towards Lakowe in Ibeju-Lekki, a ride – they exchanged phone numbers and agreed to meet later that night.
Yakubu, a civil servant, reportedly picked up Asuquo, a hairdresser, at her home in Ajah around 2am 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 sex with him. I told him I would collect N30,000 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 said Yakubu dropped her off at VGC Roundabout, saying he did not have enough fuel in his car, which necessitated her to call a taxi driver to pick her up from the area.
According to her, she as asked the man 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 two others arrived and they intervened. He injured me in the eye. I also used a stone to smash the windscreen of his car,” she added.
It was learnt that Yakubu later reported the incident at the Ajah Police Division, and Asuquo was arrested.
In his statement to the police, Yakubu that 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 drinks. 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.
They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate, A.A. 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.