BY DAUD OLATUNJI
An Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State, yesterday, remanded a 33-year-old man, Olasunkanmi Ikuomola, in prison custody for beating his girlfriend to a state of stupor.
The accused, Ikuomola, of 28 Ori-Iyarin Agbeloba in Abeokuta, was arraigned on a two-count charge of attempted rape and assault, but no plea was taken.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Banji Sangotokun, told the court that the offence was committed on August 5 at 6:18p.m. at the accused residence.
He said that the accused attempted to rape the woman and in the process beat the said girlfriend (names withheld) to stupor.
Sangotokun said: “The accused and the lady had been chatting on Black Berry for a while and had been intimate.
“Ikuomola invited her to his house and when she got there, he locked the door and started beating her mercilessly, forcefully removing her pants and bra.
“It was the neighbours that heard her screams and came to her rescue. They broke the door of the accused apartment.”
According to the prosecutor, neighbours met the lady badly beaten, lying nude and unconscious on the floor.