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Nigerian cries out over ‘sexual assault’ at Tanzanian hotel

A Nigerian identified as Zainab Oladehinde has recalled her near-rape ordeal at a Tanzanian hotel.

The solo traveler, in a lengthy Twitter thread, named the hotel involved as Beach Hotel Nungwi, Zanzibar.

Oladehinde said she had embarked on a solo vacation to Zanzibar on April 15, 2021, and booked an apartment at the beach-side hotel ahead of her birthday.

She alleged that it was in the early hours of the morning on the 17th that she felt a hand stroking her unclad body at around 2 am in her pitch-dark room.

Oladehinde, who pointed out that she was still sleepy and tired out from the previous day’s trip, said she woke up in shock to an unclad local caressing her body.

She said she pleaded in panic with the assaulter, who she said she later suspected might be one of the hotel staff.

The then-23-year-old lady said the assaulter was about to penetrate her but halted when she lied she had HIV.

She said the male figure exited the room to fetch a condom, giving her the opportunity to escape and call for help.

Oladehinde said she had reported to the hotel but they dismissed her story as lies.

She added that the Tanzanian police also dismissed the case after a medical exam showed there was no penetration.

As of when this report was filed, TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the hotel involved to get its side of the story.

Read the full thread below:

This incident happened a year ago in April of 2021. I haven’t been able to talk about it cause I’ve been in therapy for a year to heal from the psychological trauma.

This experience has been the most painful and traumatic I’ve ever faced in my entire life.

On the 15th of April 2021, I flew from Lagos, Nigeria to Zanzibar, Tanzania for my 23rd birthday and I was extremely excited about it. I had my reservations about going to a foreign country as a solo female traveler but none of my thoughts would have prepared me for what I eventually witnessed and experienced in Tanzania. 

It was a 2-day flight as we had a one-day transit time in Adis Ababa Ethiopia. I arrived at my hotel Warere Beach Hotel in Nungwi Zanzibar on the 16th of April, 2021 in the afternoon around 4 pm.

I had booked a night [of] accommodation. On getting to the hotel, I was welcomed by the staff and they showed me my room which had a pool and sea view.

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