Court remands technician for allegedly raping 14-year-old girl

January 10, 2022

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday ordered that a 28-year-old technician, Pope Ogala, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The police charged Ogala, who resides in Ishawo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, with rape.

The Magistrate, M.O. Tanimola, gave the order following a motion by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

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Tanimola, who did not take the plea of the defendant, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to the DPP for advice.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Feb. 12 for further mention.

The prosecutor had earlier told the court that Ogala committed the offence sometime in 2015 and Nov. 20, 2021 in his residence.

Eruada said the defendant who is brother-in-law to the victim raped her.

The offence violates Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for rape.

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