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Teacher docked for attempted rape of 11-year-old pupil

18 September 2013, 21:00

Lagos - A 30-year-old teacher, Augustine Akpan, was on Wednesday arraigned  in Lagos over an alleged attempt to rape his 11-year-old pupil.

Akpan is standing trial at an Abule-Egba Magistrates' Court, Lagos, on two-count charge of attempted rape.

The accused lives at 11, Adebayo Adedokun St., Baruwa, Ipaja.

The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams told the court that the offence was committed at the suspect’s residence on Sept. 16.

According to the prosecution, the suspect invited the pupil home, to help him in household chores.

Williams said the suspect, however, assaulted the girl and was about raping her when she cried out for help.

She added that it was the screaming of  the girl that attracted Akpan's neighbours, who then rescued her and reported the incidence to the police.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections, 136 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias granted him bail in the sum of N500 000, with two sureties in the like sum.

He adjourned the case to Oct. 15, for mention.


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