LAGOS – A 34-year-old civil servant, Segun Oluyara, on Tuesday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Oluyara, who resides at No. 36, Oduntan St., Ketu, Lagos, is facing a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse.
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The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 18 at about 2.00 p.m. at No.114, Ogunmefun St., off Pedro,Lagos.
He said the accused and the victim met at a restaurant and promised her job.
“The accused took the victim to a guest house and claimed to be the owner.
“The accused took the victim to a room and pushed her on the bed before he forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
“The girl told her mother, who reported the case to the police and the accused was arrested,’’ he said.
“The victim was taken to the hospital for medical checkup and treatment.”
Anyanwu noted that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to life imprisonment on conviction.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Soladoye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said the sureties must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail conditions.
She adjourned the case to May 4 for advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.(NAN)