A man who attempted to rape and steal from a woman has been arraigned in an Abuja court.
According to the prosecutor, A.O. Urom, on the June 5, 2016, the Wuye Police Divisional Headquarters, received a distress call from one Mercy Iorliam, that on the same date at about 5pm, she was waylaid by Alhaji while she was coming from Utako to Family Worship Center, Wuye, for a church service.
"The accused snatched the complainant’s bag and forcefully removed her dress and wanted to have carnal knowledge of her. The complainant raised an alarm which alerted the police patrol team in the area to come to her rescue," Urom told the court.
When the charges were read to the suspect who was charged under sections 287 and 285 of the Penal Code, he pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate Samuel Idhiarhi, granted him bail in the sum of N200, 000 and two sureties in the like sum, and adjourned the case to July 18.