BY CHINYERE ABIAZIEM
Lagos— A barber, Olalekan Oyekan, has been arraigned before an Ebute Metta court over alleged sexual harrasement of his neighbour, Wilson Esse.
According to the prosecutor, Sergent Ishola Samuel, the accused’s offence is different from what was contained in the charge sheet.
He alleged that it was a case of rape and not sexual touch for which he was arraigned.
He said: “There are typographical errors in the charge sheet. This is a complete case of rape and not sexually touch.”
The charge states: “ That you Olalekan Oyekan on the 5th day of April 2014 at about 1830 hrs at 9, Oluwaseun Street, off Ayanwale Road, Ikotun sexually touched one 24-year-old Mrs Wilson Esse.”
Counsel to the accused, Mr Emelda Adebambo said the accused was innocent until proven otherwise by the court. He went further to plead for his bail on the ground that ”the defendant has no criminal record.”
However, Mrs M.O. Tanimola granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till May 12.