Man arraigned in court for allegedly raping foreigner
A 34-year-old man, Fabian Anyanwu, who allegedly assaulted and raped a 22-year-old Cameroonian lady, on Monday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos today.
a resident of 721 Road, D Close, Block 2, Festac Town, Lagos, is
standing trial on a two-count charge of assault and rape. The
prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused
committed the offences on August 15 at his residence. Continue...
Iberedem said that the accused assaulted and forcefully had carnal knowledge of the complainant.
complainant said that the accused offered to give her a free ride
since he claimed to be going towards the same direction with her. When
it was time for her to alight from the car, Anyanwu refused to stop but
took her to his house.
“The lady said that the accused beat her up and also had carnal knowledge of her."
complainant said that it was Anyanwu’s neighbours who invited the
police when they heard her screaming, ” the prosecutor stated.
Iberedem said that the offences contravened Sections 171 and 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
258 prescribes life imprisonment for rape, while Section 171 stipulates
three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm.
senior magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in
the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case
till Sept. 18 for mention.