A 14-year-old girl was raped by a security man at 9, Ajegunle Close, Isheri, a suburb of Lagos State.
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded 45-year-old Santana Obend, charged with rape of a minor, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered the remand of the accused in prison pending the determination of his bail application on September 18, 2015.
The police prosecutor alleged that:
The accused abducted his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter for three days in his apartment and unlawfully had sexual intercourse with her several times.
All effort for the victim’s parents to see their daughter proved abortive until she was sighted by another neighbour in the apartment of the accused.
According to the police prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 141(1) and 258(1) of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2011.
Mr Santana Obend, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The police prosecutor lamented the high rate of rape in the society, especially of minors. The enjoined parents to monitor their children closely in order to keep them safe from these perverse people. The also asked the court to grant the maximum sentence to the offender. This, he claimed will serve as a deterrent for those who wants to commit such criminal acts.