Influencer 'created false allegations' against alleged rapist Chidi Okwechime, defence says

Soofia Tariq
By Soofia Tariq
Updated June 21 2022 - 11:28am, first published 8:41am
Chidi Okwechime has pleaded not guilty to five charges. Picture: Blake Foden

An "influencer" alleging she was raped by a "deranged animal" she met at a Canberra nightclub has been labelled "inconsistent" and "unreliable" by the accused man's barrister.


Soofia Tariq

Soofia Tariq

Cadet Journalist

Soofia joined the Canberra Times in 2022 as the cadet. She previously interned and was an audio producer at The Guardian Australia. She has also worked at 2SER Radio and City Hub Sydney. Her email is

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