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Man, 26, Charged Over Rape Of 19-Year-Old Girl

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 12:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A 26-year-old man, Imonite John, on Tuesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos charged with the rape of a 19-year-old girl.

The accused is facing a charge of forceful sexual intercourse.

Police prosecutor, Etim Nkankuk, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 11 at Vantage Restaurant, Lekki, a suburb of Lagos.

Nkankuk said that the mother of the accused had sent him to go and check what was the exchange rate of the dollar to the naira.

The accused instead of carrying out his mother’s assignment had used his mother’s car to perpetrate the crime of forcefully having sexual intercourse with a girl, he said.

The prosecutor said that the accused had invited one 19-year-old Yetunde Olaniyan, on a date and he, thereafter, decided to ask her for sex which the teenager had bluntly refused.

Nkankuk allegedly that the suspect squeezed his victim’s neck to overpower her before he forcefully had sexual intercourse with her inside his mother’s Honda Civic Jeep with Reg. No. JJJ 603 AV. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 258 (1) says that any man, who has unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman or girl without her consent, is guilty of the offence of rape and is liable to imprisonment for life.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.