Suleiman Abdirizak, a 42-year-old Uber driver who allegedly told a passenger to ‘suck my dick’ if she wanted a lift home washed his p*nis with water after she said she had HIV, a court has heard.
According to Metro UK, the man is currently on trial for exposing himself to his passenger before r*ping her.
However, when she lied that she was HIV positive he ‘freaked out’ and was in such a state that his victim had to comfort him, reassuring him that he wouldn’t contract the virus.
Prosecutor Sarah Morris told Snaresbrook Crown Court the victim had been out for a meal and drink at Hoxton Bar and Grill on November 10 last year and felt unwell after drinking a bottle of wine.
She ordered an Uber and Abdirizak picked her up but took her on the wrong route home, jurors heard.
He suggested the she cancel an Uber pool request so that she was his only customer and then ‘made some fairly inappropriate comments,’ Miss Morris said.
Abdirizak then turned off into a dead end on Buckle Street, Stepney, and pulled up as the woman slept to fondle her thigh.
‘He got into the back and put his p*nis into her mouth,’ Miss Morris said. ‘He said: “I’ll only drive you if you suck my dick”.
‘She told him a lie, she told him she had HIV to keep him away from her. He immediately left her alone and rinsed out his mouth and p*nis with water.
‘She started comforting him and reassured him that she could not get it by touching. She told her flatmate about what had just happened when she got home and he telephoned the police.
‘The journey should have taken about 20 minutes. They were in that cab for 43 minutes. His telephone shows that for nine minutes they were in fact in Buckle Street. That’s where the r*pe took place.’
Abdirizak said it was the woman told him to stop the car because she was going to be sick.
‘He said she got into the front seat next to him, getting close to him, asking what perfume he was wearing.
‘He said it was her idea that they should go somewhere more private to be sick. He knew she was drunk, he described her as “annoying”.
In her police interview the woman said she was ‘scared inside’ as she told the driver she had HIV.
‘I remember the car stopped and by the time I woke up I could feel him touching the side of my leg. I said what are you doing. He said: “You a pretty girl, you must get that a lot”.
‘He got off his seat and then came to the back and by the time he came to the back he had already got his p*nis out. I said stay away from me.
‘He said: “I will only drive if you suck my dick”. I don’t know how I thought of this idea to lie to him, I said I have an illness and you don’t want to sleep with me.
‘He thought it was an STD or something, I told him I have HIV and have had it for five years. I touched your p*nis, I don’t know what could happen.
‘He got out a squash bottle from his car and started washing his mouth and penis because he though he was contaminated.
‘I told him: “I won’t say anything, just drive me home. You won’t get contaminated.” He asked: “Are you sure?” I said I’m sure just drive me home.
‘I know he was freaked out. I said “I’ll walk you through it, I have had it for five years, don’t worry about it. Thank-you for telling me. Inside I was scared.’
Abdirizak denies r*pe and is on trial.