Teenager Nabbed For Raping Salesgirl

A teenager, Chisom Ovum, could spend a better part of his youth in prison for rape.

18-years-old Chisomu Ovum, could just spend the blossoming years of his age in prison for allegedly raping a salesgirl in Lagos recently, and he has been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a salesgirl.

It was gathered that the alleged crime happened on October 22, 2014, when the girl, said to be in her mid teens, went to buy goods at a shop in the Ebute Ero Market, Lagos State.

The report has it that Ovum allegedly lured the victim to a store inside the shop to pack cartons of soap she had bought and overpowered her. The defendant, it was learnt, grabbed the salesgirl by the neck while he had carnal knowledge of her.

The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the girl’s boss, Funmilayo Agnes.

The prosecutor, Francisco Okere, preferred one count of rape against Ovum, who appeared before the Magistrate, Mrs. A.T. Omoyele.

The charge read:

That you Chisom Ovum, on October 22, 2014, at about 4pm, at Ebute Ero Market, did unlawfully and forcefully have carnal knowledge of one (name withheld) when she was sent to buy goods at your shop and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

However, Ovum pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties while the matter was adjourned till November 12, 2014.

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