Thirty-year-old woman, Miss Paula Lawrence yesterday dragged Anietie Ekong, the media aide to Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio before a federal high court, alleging sexual harassment.
She is seeking N100m as damages for the emotional, psychological, reputational pain and torture she had been caused as a result of the harassment.
In suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/121/2016, Paula accuse Ekong of having canal knowledge of her without her consent.
Miss Paula, through his counsel, Mr. Oseini Bamigbaiye, in the suit is seeking the order of the court, restraining Ekong from further harassing, threatening and invading the privacy of his client and an order compelling him to tender an unreserved and written apologies all in the social media through which he defamed her.
According to Paula, a graduate of Theatre Arts from University of Uyo, Akpabio’s aide druged and had canal knowlege of her and took her nude pictures and then circulated them on the social media after she met him in a hotel in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state.
According to the affidavit in support of the suit, the plaintiff (Paula), met with Ekong sometimes in 2014 during the commissioning of the international stadium in Uyo and they exchanged numbers.
Paula said, they both met at an hotel in Uyo, where her nude picture was taken and circulated on social media after abusing her sexually.
“That in the room, Ekong brought out the bottle of red wine from the luggage in his wardrobe. At that time, I was pressed and had to use the toilet. Before I came back, he had poured the wine in the glass.
“That I drank from my glass of wine, while he drank from his’. When I wanted to drink from his glass of wine, he refused me, saying I should drink from mine. Shortly after drinking, I started feeling dizzy and drunk. He made love to me and I slept off till the next morning. I did not know that while I was drunk, he took nude picture of me with his cell phone camera”.
Efforts to reach Ekong to comment on the allegation failed to yield results as his mobile phone rang many times unanswered.
The case has been fixed for April 13, 2016.


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