Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Businessman Arraigned For Defiling Sales Girl

A businessman, James Elewenson, has been arraigned before the Candide Johnson Magistrates’ Courthouse for allegedly defiling a 17-year-old girl in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Punch Metro learnt that Elewenson runs a boutique where the victim worked as a sales girl.

It was alleged that 37-year-old Elewenson had on several occasions made sexual advances to the victim.

The victim, who started working with Elewenson on October 6, 2018, was allegedly raped that same month.

The victim alleged that on the day she was raped, Elewenson told her to help him re-arrange his bedroom located inside the same building as the boutique, followed her into the room, locked the door and forcefully had intercourse with her.

Punch Metro learnt that the victim bled profusely after the incident.

The victim was said to have confided in her neighbour, who saw her crying afterwards, as she could not tell her parents.

Encouraged by the neighbour, the victim subsequently reported the matter at the police station.

In her statement to the police, the victim narrated, “On the day he (Elewenson) first attempted raping me, I was in the other room to wear a gown for one of the dummy when he came in and started touching me. He pulled up my gown and forcefully removed my pant, pushed me to the wall and as he was about to penetrate, he noticed that his brother was around, so he stopped.

“He warned me not to tell anyone and also threatened that if I stopped coming to the shop, he would lie against me that I stole from him. He said he would get me and my parents arrested. It was a serious pain for me as I could not tell anyone.

“The day the incident (rape) occurred, he instructed me to clean his room and that I must be done before he came back; but unfortunately, he came back before I could finish the task. He entered the room, locked the door and raped me. I shouted but all to no avail, because he had raised the volume of the music so that no one could hear. I couldn’t tell my parents because he had threatened that he would get  me arrested by claiming that I stole his money.”

Elewenson, however, denied the allegation in his statement to the police, stating, “I did not send her on any errand to my room; I do not have a television or a radio set in my room; there was no time that I slapped her or did anything to her.”

The suspect was arraigned on three counts bordering on assault and defilement.

The charges read in part, “That you, James Elewenson, on October 27, 2018, at about noon on Allison Street, Ikorodu Garage, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did defile one (name withheld), thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”

The presiding magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, remanded the suspect in prison as his plea was not taken.

The case was adjourned till December 6, 2018.


  1. Kongi na bastard

  2. Kongi na bastard

  3. This is why I will now support the move to vett bloggers. someone sends u a story u just post without due diligence. I met these people and here are exactly what happened...
    1. the girl isn't 17. as her records and application letter stated otherwise. she's way above 20
    2. she wasn't raped nor defiled, they were dating for months.
    3. The girl has had several other boyfriends before him and still keep others.
    4. where is the part where she stole elewenson's N450k same day and was told to call police and accuse him of settlement (she claimed she is 16 plus but her kids sister is 17).
    5. We will ensure justice is served, people now think the easiest way to steal from u is to accuse u afterwards and send u to prison because they know defilement is a. no bail case in Lagos.
    6. did u know this was done by people he previously took to court and demanded compensation of 150million naira after they (in coalition with police) seized his car over business transaction. you all will be brought to book we promise you.

  4. stupid post. This is how u people make others commit suicide. All this was fake. the truth will be out soon

  5. this girl who is way above 20 stole his businessman boyfriend N450k went to the police and accused him of defilement. all because they know he will be remanded. justice must prevail. u cannot steal from someone and still lie to send him to jail. We know the people involved and justice must take it's course. police+chief+the parents and her friends. We will sue u again for theblast penny u have got

  6. media trial everywhere. God punish liers

  7. This girl is way over 20. while call it defilement now. I stay here in ikorodu and I am aware of this matter. Lagos is truly not a safe place to stay. I even know her other boyfriends. after stealing u accused. l. Justice must be serve, false accusers must also be sent to prison, This is getting too much

    1. I feel your pain. God knows the truth

  8. It's high time rapists are castrated

  9. SMH, it's only God that knows what happened