A sex worker, Hilda Davids, who allegedly took the nude photographs of her customer after bouts of sex at a hotel, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Davids, 27, a resident of Ikeja, is facing a two-count charge of intent to extort by blackmail and to steal.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Imhonwa told the court that the accused, a sex worker, committed the offences at 11.00 p.m. on April 28 at Isaac John Street, Ikeja.
Imhonwa said the accused, a suspected sex worker, had gone to enjoy herself with the complainant, Chukwuemeka Ofoegwu, in a hotel.’’
He said the accused took the nude pictures of Ofoegwu in the hotel without his consent with the intention to blackmail him.
He said the accused threatened to post the pictures on the social media if the complainant refused to pay her the sum of N5 million.
The prosecutor said that the accused also sent threat messages to Ofoegwu’s cell phone.
“Davids snapped Ofoegwu while he was Unclad in the hotel without his consent. She demanded N5 million otherwise she would post the pictures online if her demand is not met.”
The offences contravened Sections 299 and 300 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi said the sureties must be gainfully employed and should also provide evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until July 12 for hearing.