A 51-year-old landlord, Ishola Idris, and his 35-year-old tenant, Linus Okonkwo, had been the day before today arraigned earlier than an Ikeja chief Magistrates court docket for allegedly raping a 13-year-old woman at his home on number 30 Celestial street Igando in Lagos state among January this year to August. They had been each arraigned earlier than chief magistrate Bolanle Olufunke Osunsanmi on a -count charge of child defilement and sexual attack.
Consistent with the prosecutor, Sergeant Raimi Idowu, the accused persons made their victim a sex tool and threatened to kill her if she told anybody.
the 2-count charge towards the defendants reads: “ that you, Ishola Idris sometime in January 2017 at 30, Celestial road, Igando, Lagos did unlawfully defile one 13 years old female baby by having sexual intercourse along with her. that you, Linus Okonkwo someday in March 2017 at 30 Celestial street, Igando Lagos did unlawfully sexually assault one 13 years’ old by using penetrating into her vagina with your penis.”
The prosecutor informed the court that the crime become made recognised after the father of the victim visited the home in which his daughter turned into staying with her guardian who happens to be the brother of the 35-yr-old tenant. The victim confided in her father about what the guys have been doing to her.
The crime, in line with the police, is punishable under phase 261 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015.
The defendants pleaded now not guilty.
The chief magistrate Osunsanmi adjourned the case to October 12th after granting the accused persons N500,000 bail with sureties each in the like sum.