An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in the Ogba area of Lagos State, on Tuesday, remanded a 25-year-old man, Ishaya Madaki, at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly forcefully having sexual intercourse with a teenager in the Iyana Iba area of the state.
Magistrate Mrs E. Kubenje made the order after the defendant who is facing one-count bordering on rape preferred against him by the police was arraigned.
The police, Olakunle Orebe, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between September and October 2022, adding that the defendant forcefully had sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old girl without her consent.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The charge read, “That you, Ishaya Madaki, between September and October 2022 around 10 am at RS 139 Post Service Housing Estate, Iyana Iba, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did forcefully have sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Mrs E. Kubenje did not take the plea of the defendant.
The case was adjourned till April 18, 2023, for mention.
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