Court Remands 52-year-old Over Alleged Rape

A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday remanded 52-year old Inyang Okon in prison custody over alleged rape.

Okon was arraigned on one-count charge of rape.

Judge Umar Kagarko ordered that Okon be remanded on the ground that rape is a capital offence which is not ordinarily bail able.

He adjourned the case till June 6 for hearing.

The Prosecuting Counsel, ASP Blessing Ezeala, told the court that one Mr Auta Monday of Jikwoi Phase 1 reported the matter at Jikwoi Police Station on March 29.

She said that the matter was later transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCT Police Command, Abuja.

Ezeala said that sometimes in March, Okon seduced the complainant’s daughter, aged 11, a pupil of LEA Primary School, Jikwoi.

She said that together with three other girls of the same school, all between the age range of 10 and 11, Okon invited them to his house.

“By using his laptop and playing pornographic movie to them, he was able to seduce them to concede to his demand,’’ she said.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant bought some biscuits for the girls and later had carnal knowledge of them.

Ezeala said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

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