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Man found to have committed 10 counts of rape

|News, Sexual offences

A man who imprisoned and raped a woman over 32 hours has been found to have committed multiple rapes and false imprisonment.

On 6 November 2020 at Warwick Crown Court, a jury found that Chukwudi Bright Olowo, 30,  who had previously been found by a judge to be mentally ‘unfit to plead’, had committed the acts, in a prosecution relating to 10 counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

The victim attended Olowo's home but soon realised she did not wish to remain in the property. She attempted to leave but was falsely imprisoned by Olowo who subjected her to an ordeal lasting thirty-two hours during which he raped her numerous times.

The victim had been reported missing by her family as her absence was out of character. While officers were trying to locate the victim, they spoke to a takeaway delivery driver who told officers he had delivered food to Olowo’s address several days earlier and had the door slammed in his face by the occupant after delivering the food and before being paid. Officers accompanied the driver to the door of the address in question and when the door was opened, the victim took her chance to flee and told officers what happened. Olowo was found hiding in a cupboard by police.

Tamina Greaves of the CPS said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the victim for her incredible bravery and courage in helping us bring the defendant to justice. She was the victim of what can only be described as a harrowing experience, which has unsurprisingly had a devastating impact on her life. The defendant is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous individual who poses a serious risk to women, and this finding is the first step in ensuring justice for the victim.”

He will be sentenced on 20 November 2020.

Notes to editors

  • Chukwudi Bright Olowo (D.oB.: 13 August 1990) is a Nigerian national living in Wood End, Coventry at the time of the offence
  • Tamina Greaves is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands’s rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) team.

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