Nigerian chargesheeted for raping Aussie
Goa police today chargesheeted a 25-year-old Nigerian tourist for allegedly raping an Australian woman during her stay in Goa last month.india Updated: May 03, 2010 21:57 IST
Goa police today chargesheeted a 25-year-old Nigerian tourist for allegedly raping an Australian woman during her stay in Goa last month.
Crime Branch, which investigated the case, filed the chargesheet in a trial court within 15 days of the incident.
Police have also requested the court to expedite the hearing as the victim is still in the state and can remain present for deposition before the court during the trial.
Obi Okaroafor, a Nigerian, was arrested by Canacona police for allegedly raping 29-year-old Australian woman by spiking her drinks on the night of April 16.
The accused and victim had met at a party in a five star hotel here.
As per the complaint filed with Canacona police by the victim, the accused spiked her drinks and took her to his hut on the beach and raped her.
The victim has told police that she had not consented to go physical with the accused but he forced himself on her.
The court will examine 27 witnesses in this case including the victim.
Okaroafor has been charged under section 342 (confinement) and section 376 (rape) of IPC, police said, adding the accused was earlier arrested for overstaying in Goa despite having deportation notice against him.