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Dominatrix cleared of ‘torturing’ client – but she remains on the run

Sinead Nijjer (credit: INS)

Sinead Nijjer (credit: INS)

A dominatrix and two friends accused of holding one of her clients hostage and ‘torturing’ him have been cleared of all charges.

The jury at Aylesbury Crown Court took just over 90 minutes to reach their verdicts, including clearing another man of trying to bribe the complainant to drop the charges.

During the trial the jury was told that the alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was held at knifepoint while he was forced to dance around in nothing but women’s underwear and clean his face with a toilet brush – all while being filmed.

The man claimed he had gone to the home of prostitute Sinead Nijjer, 20, on July 23 last year under the impression she was willing to have sex with him for free, having twice previously paid £50 pounds for oral sex.

He told the jury that when he got to her flat at Roald Dahl House, Wycliffe End, Aylesbury, he was jumped on by two men, including one wearing a balaclava and holding a knife, who the prosecution said were Rico Awad and Leam Ryan.

The man claimed he was then subjected to the embarrassing ordeal, which included him being forced to suck Ms Nijjer’s toes and being told his face was going to be scalded with boiling water.

He also told the jury he feared his ‘penis would be cut off’ during the drama and that his captors threatened to release the video footage unless he paid them.

The man said he was able to escape when he exaggerated breathing difficulties he was having and one of his alleged captors called 999.

It was also claimed that following the incident, Mohammed Awan, 22, offered the man £1,500 to drop the charges.

However, following the four-day trial the jury spent just one hour and 40 minutes today (Friday) deliberating before clearing all four defendants.

There were smiles from Mr Awan and Mr Awad, 21, in the dock, with the latter giving the jury a thumbs up.

Mr Ryan, 22, and Miss Nijjer did not appear at the trial and warrants remained in place for their arrests.

The pair have not been seen since last year, despite numerous court hearings being held ahead of the trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.

On Thursday Judge Francis Sheridan dismissed the blackmail charge against Miss Nijjer, Mr Ryan and Mr Awad, saying there was not enough evidence.

The jury was also not asked to return a verdict of a charge against the trio of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, with Judge Sheridan instructing a not guilty verdict on the charge.

Miss Nijjer claimed the alleged victim had come to her flat last year for a domineering session which he refused to pay for.

Mr Ryan, of no fixed address, said he was only at the flat in case things got violent between Miss Nijjer and the man, which he said they did when he refused to pay.

Mr Awad said he only arrived at the flat after the argument over the money began and that he was the one who called 999 when the man began having breathing difficulties.

The victim denied making up the story to cover up his embarrassment at being found by paramedics in the flat wearing just women’s underwear.

“That is incorrect,” he told the jury from behind a screen during cross-examination.

The man was asked if he went over to the flat for domination services.

“That is not correct,” he replied.

He denied that he had enjoyed an hour of domination before refusing to pay.

The man said he did not tell Nijjer ‘that was ****, I’m not paying’.

He also said it was ‘incorrect’ that he had faked the panic attack to get out of paying for the prostitute’s services.

The man said he had exaggerated the symptoms to get help but refuted the suggestion that he was still acting when he told paramedics he had been tortured.

“What happened was real,” he said.

“I still have to live with it today.”

However, the jury did not accept the prosecution case and cleared Miss Nijjer, Mr Ryan and Mr Awad, of Heath End Road, High Wycombe, of false imprisonment, robbery and common assault.

Mr Awan, of Narbeth Drive, Aylesbury, was cleared of doing an act intended to pervert the course of justice.

 
 
 

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