Lagos - An Oshodi Magistrates' Court in Lagos, on
Friday granted bail in the sum of N100 000 to a 35-year-old man, Fatai
Kolawole, who allegedly raped a minor.
The Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted the accused bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Akeem ordered that the accused should produce a surety also as a condition for the bail.
He adjourned the case till Oct.8 for mention.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kolawole, a resident of
No. 4, Fatusi St., Ejigbo, Lagos, appeared before the court on a count
The prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde, submitted that the accused raped a 14 year old salesgirl on Aug. 24 at Ejigbo.
"The complainant sent the salesgirl to go to her friend's house to collect money.
"When the victim got to the friend’s house, she did not meet her but
the accused who told her to come to his apartment and collect money he
owed her employer.
"When the victim got to his door, he dragged her inside, covered her mouth with his hand and defiled her.
"The accused told her not to tell anybody about what transpired
between them; he gave her money to buy something for herself," he said.
According to Olatunde, when the victim got home, the complainant
noticed that she was not walking properly and examined her to see a
blood stain on her clothe.
"She interrogated her, and the victim told her what the accused did to her," he said.
The prosecutor said that rape contravened Section 258 of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State, 2011, and attracts life imprisonment.