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Student arraigned over alleged rape

16 September 2014, 13:18

Lagos - A student, Ibrahim Fashanu, who allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 21-year-old lady, was on Monday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates' Court in Lagos.

The accused, 26, who lives at No. 89, Okesuna St. on Lagos Island, is facing a charge of rape.

The Prosecutor, Francesca Okere, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 12 at the above-mentioned address.

She said that the accused lured the complainant into his room under the pretext of helping her to charge her phone’s battery.

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"The complainant was stranded and needed to charge her phone; so, she approached Fashanu to help her to charge it.

"Fashanu later beckoned to the complainant from where she was standing to enter into his apartment,’’ she said.

The prosecutor said that when the lady entered the apartment, the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

He said that the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, M.L. Owolabi, granted him N300 000 bail with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case till September 24 for mention.

-  NAN

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