A 34-year-old Law graduate has been arraigned in court for attempting to rape a pregnant woman.
A 34-year-old man, Samuel Onochie, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for attempting to rape an eight-month-old pregnant woman in broad daylight in the Jakande area in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the Law Diploma graduate of the University of Benin, Edo State, had ambushed the woman on Sunday, January 24, at about 6am while she was passing through the area and attempted to forcefully have sex with her by throwing her to the floor and stripping her of her wrapper.
The suspect went further to dip his fingers into the woman's private part and was about penetrating her with his manhood when a man who was passing by, heard her screams for help and rushed to the scene where he rescued the woman and held onto Onochie while the woman rushed to the Ilasan Police Division to report the assault, leading to his arrest.
The suspect who was been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court sitting in the state on one count of sexual assault, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. L.A. Owolabi, however, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 while ordering that he be remanded in the prison pending the time he would perfect his bail conditions, which includes providing two sureties in like sum, who must be related by blood to him and must have paid three years tax to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till March 14, 2016.