From Matthew Irinoye, Lagos
A trader, Christian Chigbo, was yesterday docked before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl.
Chigbo, 28, who resides at No. 54A, Isikalu St., Olodi Apapa, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of indecent assault and unlawful defilement.
The prosecutor, SP Soji Ojaokomo, informed the court that the accused lured the complainant into his apartment and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
Ojakomo held that the incident happened on February 6, at the suspect’s residence.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 135(1) and 137 of the Criminal Code, Lagos state, 2011. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Oluyemisi Adelaja, granted the accused bail for N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned the case to March 3 for mention.