A 26-year-old student, Ibrahim Fashanu, was on Monday arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly raping a 21-year-old lady.
The accused, Ibrahim Fashanu who resides at Number 89, Okesuna Street on Lagos Island was said to have committed the offence on September 12 at his residence, Prosecutor Corporal Francesca Okere told the court.
The prosecutor said that the accused lured the complainant into his room pretending to assist her in charging her phone.
“The complainant was stranded and needed to charge her phone, so, she approached Fashanu to help her to charge it.
“Fashanu later beckoned to the complainant from where she was standing to enter into his apartment,’’ the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor said it was when the lady entered the apartment of the accused that he forcefully raped her.
She said that the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr M.L. Owolabi, granted him N300, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till September 24 .