39-Year-Old Journalist Arrested For Raping 11-Year-Old Girl

Dunstan Ukaga who claims to be a journalist, has been charged for repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl.

A 39-year-old man who claimed to be a freelance journalist, Dunstan Ukaga, has been charged to court before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ebute-Metta, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl repeatedly, for 6 months.

The rape suspect is facing a one count-charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl preferred against him, and was docked before Magistrate A. A. Demi-Ajayi.

The prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent Etim Ekankum, told the court that the defendant raped the minor several times between April 24 and September 28, 2014, at his residence at Road 311, Block 2, flat 6, at Festac Town area of the state.

He said the offence was punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

Magistrate Demi-Ajayi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate ordered that the two sureties must deposit N30,000 each to account of the court’s Chief Registrar, and present to court evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State government.

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