Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Man Charged For Attempted Rape Of Pregnant Woman

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 25-year-old unemployed man, Ismail Akorede, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged attempted rape of a pregnant woman.

Akorede of no fixed address is being tried on a one-count charge of attempted rape.

The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 1 at 8:00 p.m. at Masaka Str., Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Nwosu said that the accused unlawful entered into Busayo’s apartment with the intent to rape her.

“The accused sneaked into the room of the complainant with intent to have carnal knowledge of her while she was sleeping. He unzipped his trouser, removed the complainant’s wrapper and was about to penetrate when she suddenly woke up and raised alarm. All the residents of the compound rushed out to rescue the complainant. “The accused was arrested when he wanted to escape and handed over to the police,” Nwosu said.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Magistrate, Mr A.A Adesanya, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. Adesanya adjourned the case till Sept. 5 for mention.

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