A 30-year-old Oakland man faces a possible life sentence after being charged 
with four felony counts in connection with sex-related attacks on two women earlier 
this month in Emeryville, police said Friday.
Emeryville police Detective Eric White said both women have identified Bashar 
Aremu as their attacker.
White said Aremu has denied involvement in the attacks, which happened 
March 10 and 14.
Aremu has been charged with two counts of kidnapping to commit a sex crime or robbery, one count of 
sexual battery and one count of false imprisonment. The kidnapping to commit a sex crime or robbery 
charge carries a life with possibility of parole sentence if he is convicted. He is being held without bail 
and is scheduled to enter a plea April 12.
Police said Aremu wore a security guard uniform in the March 14 attack when he followed a woman 
to her car, which was parked in a garage in the 2100 block of Powell Street. The woman, who White 
said heroically "kept her cool," told police the man put a knife to her neck, forced her into her car trunk 
and threatened to rape and kill her.
She was able to open the trunk and escape after the car stopped at the garage's exit.
In the March 10 incident, a restaurant employee said a gunman grabbed her by the throat, demanded 
money and forced her to remove her shirt and lie on the floor in the back of the restaurant before he fled.
Police quickly identified Aremu as the suspect and began