July 6, 2017

2 men in court for allegedly hypnotising woman with intent to rape her


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Two men- Chinadu Umeneri, 27, and Chidozie Okam, 26, who allegedly hypnotised a woman with intent to have sex with her, were on Thursday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused persons are facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and abduction with intent to have forceful sex.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope, had told the court that the offences were committed on June 24, at about 9.00 p.m., at Fadeyi bus stop, Lagos.

He said the defendants hypnotised one Christiana Ganiyu with intent to abduct her and have sex with her.

“On lookers saw the way the complainant was behaving and suspected a foul play.

“They quickly alerted security operatives in the area and the two accused persons were arrested,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 268 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Olajuwon admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N250, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned until July 31 for legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions