Wasiu Lawal, a 42-year-old man has been arraigned for alleged rape of a 38-year-old woman on the pretext of helping her spiritually, was on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, before a Lagos magistrates’ court.
The accused is facing a charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Christopher Okoniko, told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 9.00pm on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Lagos.
He said that the accused, who claimed to be a pastor, native doctor and a Muslim cleric, forcefully, had a sexual intercourse with the woman under the guise of “praying” for her.
The complainant said she did not know how she ended up sleeping in the man’s house till the next day.
“She said the next day she narrated the story to her husband who reported the matter at Ikorodu police station which led to the arrest of the accused,” he said.
“The accused uses one room for pastoral work, the second room to consult as a herbalist and the third one for muslim cleric (Alfa) work,” he said.
The offences contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate, Mrs A. Dan Oni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties, adding that one of them must be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment.
The case was adjourned till September 14, 2016 for mention