A 25-year-old unemployed man, Asimiu Adebayo has been remanded at the Kirirkiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos, for allegedly raping his cousin by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Wednesday.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused in prison custody over the alleged rape of his 15-year-old cousin.
Adebayo, who lives with the father of the victim at the Moricas Area of Agege, Lagos, is facing a charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offence was committed on November 12 at the accused’s residence.
Iseghede said one of the neighbours who heard the screaming of the girl peeped through the window and saw the accused allegedly raping the girl.
“She then alerted the other tenants and the accused was apprehended,” he said.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case was adjourned till November 25 for ruling on his bail application.