Three hotel attendants in Lagos, who allegedly recorded a customers who are making love in their room and demanded a ransom of N10 million, were yesterday (Thursday) charged before an Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
The hotel attendants had used the hotel’s CCTV to record the guest when he was making love with his girlfriend.
The accused; Sunday Okon, 23, Goodness Akpan, 24, and Rita Emmanuel, 28, whose addresses are unknown, are facing a major four-count charge of fraud, demanding property with menace, conspiracy and indecent practices.
Prosecutor Uche Simon told the honorable court that the accused had on August 13 at a hotel in Ogudu area of Lagos conspired to record a guest while sleeping with his girlfriend in the room.
According to Uche Simon, the accused produced a DVD on it which they circulated to residents of the area.
He also alleged that they demanded for N10 million ransom and threatened to post it on the Facebook if they refused to pay the ransom.
Uche said the offences contravened sections 136, 166 (d), 299 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The three hotel attendants maybe sentenced to a minimum of three years each on conviction. The accused pleaded not guilty and each of them were granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two reliable sureties each in like sum.
NAN also reports that the three attendants were taken to Kirikiri Prisons pending when they meet their bail condition.