A 21-year-old factory worker has been remanded in prison for allegedly raping his neighbour's under-aged daughter.
New Telegraph reports that Ekaka, a resident of the Alimisho area, a suburb of state, lured the young victim into his room under the pretence of sending her on an errand but instead forcefully defiled her.
The police prosecutor who arraigned the suspect, Inspector Simeon Inuoha, told the court that Ekaka committed the offence on January 9, 2017, inside his room at the rented apartment he shares with the parents of the girl.
“After luring the girl into his room on the pretence of sending her on an errand, the accused shut the door and forcefully raped her. It was the cry of the girl that attracted the neighbour to the scene and the accused was arrested,” Inspector Inuoha said, adding that the offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
When the one-count charge was read to him, Ekaka pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate of the court, Mrs. B. O. Osunsanmi, granted him bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case till March 9, for hearing.