Bricklayer arraigned for filming woman’s nude, demanding ₦20,000

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A bricklayer, Ifedayo Mohammed, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ondo town, Ondo State, for recording the nude of a woman, Faith Ogunyemi, without her consent.

The 32-year-old defendant was said to have committed the offence on Ore-Ofe Street, Ile-Oluji, the headquarters of the Ile-Oluji/Oke Igbo Local Government Area of the state in May 2022.

He was arrested and charged with three counts of breach of public peace.

The defendant was alleged to have recorded the lady’s nude with his phone and later requested a sum of N20,000 from the woman.

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The charges read, “That you, Mohammed Ifedayo, and three others at large, on May 23, 2022, around 10am on Ore-Ofe Street, Ile-Oluji, in the Ile-Oluji Magisterial District, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by taking nude video of one Faith Ogunyemi without her consent, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

“That you, Mohammed Ifedayo, on June 9, 2022, between 6am and 6pm, on Ore-Ofe Street, Ile-Oluji, in the Ile-Oluji Magisterial District, did unlawfully have in your possession the nude video of one Faith Ogunyemi, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 430(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 37, Vol. 1 Laws of Nigeria, 2006.

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“That you, Mohammed Ifedayo, on June 11, 2022, around 8pm on Oke-Alafia Street, Ile-Oluji, in the Ile-Oluji Magisterial District, did fraudulently request the sum of N20,000 from one Faith Ogunyemi under the pretext of deleting a nude video on your iPhone, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 433 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37, Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The defence counsel, Mr Anthony Akinbinu, applied for bail in liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mrs Mosunmola Ikujuni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one credible surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case till July 14, 2022, for trial.