47 year-old man arrested for assaulting 16 year-old sister-in-law

A  47-year-old man, Magaji Mohammed, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating his sister in-law through rape.

The accused driver who resides at 18, Atobaje St., Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on rape.

The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 2016 and February 28, 2017 at the residence of the accused.

 Ogu said the accused raped his 16-year-old sister-in-law, impregnated her and gave her a harmful drug to use with the intention to abort it.

“The accused raped the girl when his wife traveled out of town. And when the girl discovered that she missed her period, she told the accused.

“The accused gave the girl a herbal concoction which made the girl to abort the pregnancy,” he said.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 147 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, entered a “not guilty” plea.

The chief magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akanni adjourned the case until April 12 for mention.