The Rape Case
On their first date
He took her to a nice restaurant
Was the perfect gentleman
When she was to place her order
He suggested that the restaurant had a special dish he would like her to try
It was sushi
She had a blast
He didn’t seemed to be bothered about the cost, there were no wrinkles of any kind
That was a good sign
Experience had taught her that if a man cannot comfortably afford to buy you stuff but you manipulate him into buying it all the same, he would come to loathe you.
He was the first guy in a very long time with whom she would spend time and be enraptured to the point of forgetting she had a mobile phone!
Most times both she and her date would be holding the phone, tab or whatever in one hand while glancing at each other over the phone in the name of holding a conversation
She really liked him
They spent two hours at the restaurant and he drove her home
As she alighted from the car she said “Thank you, I was hoping for a move but its okay’
But her words stayed with him
Was she implying that he was a slacker? Like he was too sexually docile? What did she mean?
Two days later she called him
“Hi, I was taking a shower and my mind just zoomed in on you! I was asking myself if your hand would be soft and warm on my skin or rough and cold”
He kept quiet. What was she expecting him to say?
The next day she called again, “Hi, I am sorry if I express myself too freely. I have always been sexually open especially around someone I am sexually attracted to, I hope that won’t be a problem!”
He said it wouldn’t be
Sex and all its hidden secrets had been pushed out of the closet gradually over the years.
Words like Vagina, penis, labia, nipples, blowjob, anal sex, and whatever else are everywhere and on every lips now
Gone are the days of sexual repression
Expressing sexuality is synonymous with the times
They went to the movies the next day
They had a very good time
As they left, she said “My panties are very sexy, I picked them out with you in mind”
He couldn’t believe what he was hearing
They had known each other for barely three weeks
He wasn’t dating her for fun, he was looking for a wife but – Isn’t she being a bit too forward here?
When they got to the car, she said ‘I will like to kiss you’
He kissed her!
When he got home he thought carefully about what he had gotten himself into
He really liked her and he didn’t mind her free spirit but –
He stopped calling her!
She didn’t know what happened
She thought their relationship was progressing nicely
He stopped picking her calls
She felt terribly hurt
He didn’t even bother to tell her why?
He just cut her off
She pinned for two weeks
He really hurt her and she wanted to get even
She recorded herself disrobing, taking a long sexy bath, applying cream all over herself and dressing up
She sent him the video with the punch line “See what you missed”
He saw it and called her within the hour
He: Can we see on Saturday?
She dressed deliberately
Sexy lingerie, Perfume, Short gown, nude make up, new hairstyle.
When she looked into the mirror, she saw a bullet aiming straight for his heart.
She smiled and winked at herself
He picked her up at noon, drove her to the park
She: What are we doing here?
He: I felt we need to hang out, just chill somewhere cozy
She: I thought you would take us to a motel, get a room! I don’t want to stay here.
I want to be with you
He: We could have stayed at my apartment
She: No, let’s get a room
He drove to a nearby hotel, he paid for the room
What am I doing? He asked himself
They got in the room, he laid on the bed
She also laid on the bed, her head on his chest
She: Why weren’t you picking my calls?
He didn’t answer, he was already half asleep
She woke him up
She: Am I so uninteresting that you dare sleep off on me like this, are you a man at all?
She stood up and started taking her clothes off slowly
She: Come over here and kiss me
She: Wow, you are huge! Can I hold you?
She had been stoning the Iroko tree for weeks, the Iroko tree fell on her!
Two hours later, she was in tears
“I didn’t give you consent to have sex with me, this is rape!”
She stormed out of the hotel, went straight to the police station
She was taken straight to the hospital
The doctor found evidence of ‘rough sex’
He was arrested
His name was dragged through the tabloids and local news
He was labelled a rapist
He told his lawyer what happened
Tendered as evidence her chat messages, videos and so on
They got to summary judgment
The judge listened to the case carefully
The judge considered the evidence and asked to hear from the young woman
Judge: Tell us what happened
She told the truth
Judge: So why are we wasting the court’s time on a case where two consenting adults have consensual sex
She: I didn’t consent to have sex with him
Judge: What! Are you kidding me? You dressed up in this sexy attire, he took you to a park but you insisted you wanted to be with him in a hotel room, he was sleeping off and you woke him up. You then proceeded to take off your clothes, ask him to kiss you which he did and then request that you hold his huge ‘Thing’ which he granted you. You lied down beside him, ask you to tease you with his thing but you are outraged because he did all that?
She: Everything you said was true but I didn’t give him permission to penetrate me
Judge: How long were you in the room with him?
She: About two hours
Judge: How many times did he penetrate you?
She: We had sex three times. I guess the last two was consensual but the first one was not. I just wanted to tease him and make him yearn for me painfully after the date. My plan was to dump him. Make him feel the pain and the hurt I felt when he stopped picking and returning my calls
Judge: Obviously you are poor at making and executing plans. So did he rape you or not?
She: Well, once he had forced himself into me the first time, what was I supposed to do?
Judge: I am disappointed in you young woman. You wasted this court’s time and dragged this young man’s good name through the mud for nothing! Such frivolous accusations do not help in any way because they prevent genuine cases from getting heard. Young man, you are free to go. Case dismissed!
PS: This event happened recently between two Nigerians resident in the USA.