An Ikeja, Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 40-year-old electrician, Monsuru Ojo, at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping his friend’s lover.
The Chief Magistrate, A. A. Oshoniyi, who did not take the plea of Ojo, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Oshoniyi adjourned the case until Augusg 10 for mention.
The defendant, who resides at 33, Unity Street, Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of rape and sexual assault.
Earlier, the prosecutor, SP Raji Akeem, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on May 31 at his residence.
Akeem said the defendant raped a 24-year-old woman when she went to visit her lover.
He said: “Her lover who was not at home at that time asked her to stay at his friend’s house until he returns
“The suspect shut the door at her and raped her.”
Raji said the offences contravened Sections 260(1) and 263(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.