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Man accused of West Shore sexual assault appears in court

Nov 15 2011

The suspect West Shore RCMP were hunting in relation to a sexual assault on Nov. 1 was set to appear in Western Communities Court this morning, charged with sexual assault.

Godstime Obelikpyha, 28, turned himself in to officials at the Coquitlam Court House Monday morning in connection with a sexual assault on a 22-year-old Victoria woman, West Shore RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said.

The woman was allegedly picked up by Obelikpyha and co-accused Solomon Akintoye, 28, from downtown Victoria on Nov. 1.

The victim was taken to a home at an undisclosed location in Langford and sexually assaulted, police said.

West Shore RCMP put out a warrant for Obelikpyha’s arrest on Nov. 5 but did not inform the public about the attack until Nov. 9.

Western Communities Court said Obelikpyha is appearing in court via video link from the Lower Mainland.

Akintoye was arrested and appeared in court Nov. 7, charged with sexual assault.

He was released on several conditions, including that he has no contact with the alleged victim or the co-accused, that he abides by a curfew of 10:30 p.m. and keeps the peace.

West Shore RCMP have released few details about the attack, including whether it was targeted or random or whether the public was at risk.

Rochlitz said Turesday: “as the matter is now before the courts there will be no further information released regarding this investigation.”


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