Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Man, 27, Docked Over Alleged Rape, Attempted Murder

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday admitted one Babatunde Ojo, 27, to N500,000 bail, following his arraignment for rape and attempt to kill.

The accused is facing a five-count charge of stealing, assault, rape, attempt to kill and destroying evidence.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. A. Demi-Ajayi, admitted the accused to bail with two sureties in like sum.
The accused was alleged to have raped a 29-year-old woman.

Ojo resides at No. 28, Oshonibare St., Ishawo in Ikorodu near, Lagos.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Etim Nkankuk, told the court that the crime was committed on Jan. 23 at about 8 a.m., at No. 2 Gentemon Close, Okediya, Ikorodu.

He said that the accused was dating the victim’s younger sister.

Nkankuk said that the accused went to the victim’s house to visit his girlfriend who was not at home.
“The accused went to the victim’s house and forcefully had sexual intercourse with the victim.
“While struggling with the victim the accused did cut the victim’s two hands with knife.

“The accused threw the knife and the victim’s night gown and other property he allegedly stole to an unknown destination.

“The accused stole the victim’s Apple Mark book laptop valued at N215,000, hard disk, valued at N15,000 and camera battery, valued N5,000.
“The offences contravened Sections 91, 171, 228, 258 and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011,” Nkankuk said.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Section 258 provides that any person who has unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman or girl without her consent is guilty of the offence of rape and liable to life imprisonment.

Demi-Ajayi adjourned the case to March 31 for trial. (NAN)

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