by Akan Ido
The rape case involving popular Fuji musician, Abass Akande Obesere continues to unravel as a woman who claimed to have introduced the singer to his accuser, Olanike Olaiya has come out to put holes in her allegations.
Olaiya, a 29-year-old businesswoman had accused Obesere of sexually abusing her and inserting a ring into her private part after forcefully having sex with her in his home in Lagos.
According to Bola Okoro, Olaiya’s friend, the supposed victim had cooked up the story in a bid to extort money from the artiste saying the widely circulated rape story was untrue.
Okoro said this on Friday whole speaking to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
She told newsmen that she has been responsible for the upkeep of Olaiya and her daughter, Folawe, for more than five years adding that Olaiya had earlier revealed to her a plan to blackmail Obesere for N10 million.
“I warned her not to try such a thing and I thought she had taken to my advice. Obesere is my business partner and I introduced Olanike to him in order for him to help her with her business without knowing that she had another plan to malign him.
“She was with Obesere on Tuesday and called me that she would be coming to Ibadan to check on her child on Wednesday, but I told her to wait; that I was also coming to Lagos for a meeting, and she came to meet me at that meeting.
“I was not aware that anything was wrong with her until we got to Ibadan, but I was surprised when Obesere called me that Olanike said she was bleeding that I should take her to the hospital,” Okoro said.
“When I inquired about what was wrong, she told me that if I needed money, I should support her plan to collect N10 million from Obesere, but I refused.
“I told her that I would never be part of that plan before she proceeded to Lagos and reported the alleged abuse at Okota Police Station,” she added.
Okoro went further to reveal that the accusers’s real name is Morenike Kikelomo and not Olanike Olaiya that she’s widely been referred to.
“She had been abandoned by her parents because of her waywardness before I took up her responsibility.
“I have known Alhaji Obesere for over 12 years and he is a responsible, kind-hearted individual who cannot hurt a fly. I wonder why he would stoop so low as to rape or use a girl for ritual when so many girls are out there who want to have him,” Okoro stated.