Wednesday, 6 January 2016

33-Year-Old Man in Court Over Alleged Robbery, Rape

A 33-year-old man, Promise Olasehinde, who allegedly robbed and raped a woman, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court in Lagos.

The accused , a trader, who lives somewhere in Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a six- count charge of conspiracy, rape, assault, breach of peace, damages and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed on Dec. 27 at Makinde/Salako St., Oshodi, Lagos.
Ogu told the court that the accused and 12 others, now at large, went to the house a middle-aged woman around 10:00 p.m. to rob her of her possessions.

``They beat her, stole her gold necklace valued at N90,000 and N25,000 cash, damaged her Samsung Galaxy X4 phone valued at N47,000 and raped her,’’ he said.

Ogu told the court that the accused were sighted on their way going and 12 of them escaped, but the accused was apprehended.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 166(d), 171, 285, 259, 338 and 410 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded `not guilty’ to the charge preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case to Jan. 25, for mention. 


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