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Trader in court for alleged rape of neighbour’s daughter

A 48-year-old trader, Gabriel Agholor, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping neighbour’s daughter,

The accused, who resides at Alfa Yusuf Str., Dopemu, Agege, suburb of Lagos is being tried for rape.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offence was committed on December 2016 at the accused residence.

Donny said that the accused called the victim, a 12-year-old girl, into his room and shut the door at her.

“The accused raped the girl and told her not to tell anyone, ” he said.

Donny said that the accused was about to rape the girl the second time on a different day and was sighted by a neighbour.

“The accused was apprehended and brought to the police station, ” he said.

The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde ordered the accused to pay N50,000 into the registrar ‘s account as part of the bail condition.

She adjourned the case till March 15 for Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.


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