Challenging the plea, the council to the state further submitted that the defendant has not proved beyond reasonable doubt his condition and he should present certifiable evidence of his health issues. Passing judgment on the rape lawsuit, the presiding judge remanded the suspect in prison custody and adjourned the matter to 10th of August 2018 for further hearing.
The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, had told the court that the offence was committed on February 28, at the accused residence. Ogu said the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
He said: “The accused called the girl, a five-year-old, to his apartment and was fingering her private part when another neighbour, who heard the screaming of the girl, entered the apartment.”Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, ordered his remand and adjourned the case until April 30, for mention.
“The accused was caught in the act and the woman, who saw him, shouted in order to attract the attention of other neighbours.”
It was also reported that the personal assistant to the former chairman of Otuoke Community Development Committee (CDC) in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, was arrested for allegedly raping an 18 year old girl to death.