Three hotel attendants in Lagos have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly recording a customer’s sexual affair and demanding a ransom of N10 million.
The employees had used the hotel’s CCTV to record the guest’s sexual exploit with his girlfriend, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.
The accused, Sunday Okon, 23; Rita Emmanuel, 28; and Goodness Akpan, 24, are facing a four-count charge of fraud, demanding property with menace, conspiracy and indecent practices.
Prosecutor Uche Simon told the court that the accused had on Aug. 13 at a hotel in Ogudu area of Lagos conspired to record a guest while sleeping with his girlfriend.
According to him, the accused produced a VCD on it which they circulated to residents of the area.
He alleged that they also demanded a N10 million ransom and threatened to post it on the facebook if the man failed to part with the money.
“The accused actually posted it on the facebook between Aug. 13 and 23.’’
Simon said the offences contravened Sections 136, 166 (d), 299 and 409 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused may be sentenced to a minimum of three years each on conviction.
The three men pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
NAN also reports that the three attendants were taken to Kirikiri Prisons pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. J. Awope, adjourned the case to Sept. 19 for mention.
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