Nigerien, 25, Arraigned For Allegedly Raping Teenager, Gets N1m Bail

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By Opeyemi Aremu
Lagos –   A 25-year-old Nigerien, Adamu Alidu, who allegedly abducted and raped a 16-year-old girl, on Friday appeared before by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Alidu was, however, released on a bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mr Aro Lambo, who gave the ruling, said one of the sureties must be a property owner within the court’s
jurisdiction, while the other surety must be a community leader or a cleric.‎

In addition, the sureties should provide evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

Alidu, a resident of 5, Oremeji St., Itire, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charges of rape, unlawful sexual intercourse
and unlawful detainment.‎

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‎‎The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 17 at his shop at 5, Oremeji St., Itire, at 1.30.p.m.

‎‎Osayande said the accused was caught red-handed while having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl.

She alleged that the accused unlawfully detained the girl against her will before raping her.

‎The offences contravened Sections 135, 137 and 144 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that rape carries a penalty of life imprisonment in Lagos State.

The case was adjourned until Sept. 23 for mention. (NAN)

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