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Man, 25, Remanded Over Alleged Rape



A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday remanded a 25-year-old man, Azeez Isiaka, who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, ordered that Isiaka should be kept in  the Ikoyi Prison pending  advice of the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case.

The accused, who resides at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, is facing a count charge of  unlawful carnal knowledge.

Earlier, the police Prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, submitted that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 10 at  Ide Village, Ibeju Lekki.

Osayande said that the accused  lured  the girl to an uncompleted building and had carnal knowledge of her.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that rape contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case has been  adjourned  until Sept. 29 for the DPP’s advice. (NAN)


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