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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Man, 39 Rapes 11-year-old Girl

Dunstan Ukaga, 39, was charged by the Police yesterday and arrainged before a Lagos Chief Magistrate's Court, sitting at Ebute-Metta, for allegedly raping an 11-year- old girl. The suspect, who is facing a count-charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl, preferred against him, was docked before Magistrate A. A. Demi-Ajayi. Etim Ekankum, who is in charge of prosecution told the court that the defendant raped the minor several times between April 24 and September 28, at his residence at Road 311, Block 2, flat 6, at Festac Town area of the state. He said the offence was punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011. The defendant, who claimed to be a freelance journalist with a magazine, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Demi-Ajayi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with two suretees in like sum. The magistrate ordered that the two suretees must deposit N30,000 each to account of the court's Chief Registrar, and present to court evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State government. She also ordered that Ekankum duplicate the case file and forward it to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice. She adjourned the case to November 26 for the outcome of the advice. Source: Vanguard

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