Hon. (Dr.) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has responded to an allegation that a Nigerian woman in Tanzania was sexually harassed and intimidated while visiting Zanzibar.
On Saturday, Zainab Oladehinde told the horrifying incident of being nearly raped inside her hotel room in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where she was celebrating her 23rd birthday.
On her Twitter profile, Zainab said that she landed in the country on April 16, 2021, and that by the night of April 17 into her birthday, April 18, a man had broken into her room, which she thought was locked, and attempted to rape her.
She said she was afraid because she pictured the man rapping her, killing her, and then throwing her body into the body of water in front of the hotel.
She allegedly pretended to be an HIV patient and informed him that if he wore a condom, he may have intercourse with her.
She went on to say that the man left her hotel and promised to return with a condom, but she bolted out of her room and slept in the room of a Russian couple she had met earlier at the hotel.
She discovered that her $1100 had been stolen from her room when she returned to her room after unsuccessful calls to the hotel’s management and the Nigerian Embassy.
The Nigerian native, on the other hand, said that the hotel personnel attempted to conceal the incident by accusing her of lying.
Despite the fact that the suspect has confessed to the murder, Zainab claims the police bullied her and chased her out of their station.
The Warere Beach hotel, in a message on its Facebook page, responded by accusing Zainab of requesting $10,000 in compensation.
The hotel claimed that the man who assaulted her was not one of their employees and that he had denied any wrongdoing.
According to the report, the man entered her room with Zaniab’s permission since they had agreed to have sex.
According to the hotel, the suspect, who works for the security company, was taken aback when Zainab, with whom he had a consensual relationship, accused him of sexual assault.
The police have chosen to take the issue to court, according to the report.
Dabiri described Zainab’s ordeal as “terrible and terrifying.”
“This is a most horrifying experience. One of the first rules in any hotel is to always double lock your room. This is scary. @nidcom_gov will bring this to the attention of Tanzania’s high Commissioner to Nigeria.
“Although it’s taken @zainabdehinde about a year to relive this harrowing experience, the matter needs to be thoroughly looked. The hotel should not just gloss over the matter,” she said.
This is an issue that needs to be thoroughly investigated..