An 18-year-old motorcyclist, Maro Ashake, has been arraigned by the police before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba, Lagos, on two counts of abduction and the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
The incident happened at Oko afo Badagry, Lagos, on
It was gathered that the victim who bears Temitope as a pseudonym had just finished her Secondary School education and was attending computer training class before she was raped.
Fatefully, Temitope’s mother took her younger sibling to school, while her father was busy at work.
Temitope was said to have left her parents’ abode under the pretence of going for her computer class.
Be it as it may seem, Temitope’s mum, on her arrival, discovered that her daughter was not home, decided to check her at the computer school.
Temitope, as it was reported was nowhere to be found on her mother’s arrival to where she claimed she was going.
It was further gathered that Temitope failed to return home for eight days after she left the house.
A source, on grounds of anonymity, revealed that Temitope and Ashake were in a relationship.
She disclosed that on the day Temitope was confirmed missing, she had gone to her boyfriend’s house.
She added that Temitope hid in Ashake’s friend’s home during the period of her disappearance.
Afterwards, Ashake was arrested by the police and arraigned in court following allegations of him having carnal knowledge of Remitope during the period she was missing.
The charges was read as thus;
“That you, Maro Ashake, aged 18, on June 17, at about 9am, at Oko Afo, Badagry, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did abduct one Temitope and detained her for the purpose of having carnal knowledge of her, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 267 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Mr. E. E. Bassey, applied for the defendant’s bail in liberal terms.
Mrs. A. O. Soladoye, the magistrate, agreed to the bail with the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till Monday, August 10, 2015