I AM SUFFERING FROM A VILLAGE CURSE-Suspect
A 40-year old man named Edet Imoh was arrested by the police for allegedly raping a sex worker known as Ejiro Umukoro along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos at about 2.30am.
The suspect blamed his action on a curse placed on him from his village.
The man is currently facing two count charges of rape at the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The suspect of no fixed address, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of rape after series of investigation by Sergeant Orifa Olugbenga and his team.
Sergeant Nichola Akpene, the Police prosecutor told the court in charge No. O/21/2017 that the accused committed the alleged offence on 11 March, 2017 on Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Akpene made known to the court that the complainant notified the police that the accused approached her for Till Day Break, TDB, sex and she charged him the sum of N40,000.
She also said that the accused made known to her that he resides on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi in Lagos and chartered a taxi which took both of them to the place.
On getting to Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, the suspect told the driver to stop and they both alighted from the car.
Akpene alleged that the complainant said that before she knew what was going on, the accused held her neck from behind, wrestled her to the ground and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her along Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
”The complainant stated that her screaming for help attracted policemen on patrol and before they came down from their van the suspect took her two phones valued at N145,000 and escaped.
”The complainant stated further that nemesis caught up with the accused when he came back to the club to approach another woman for sex. She held him and raised an alarm which attracted the club management who assisted her to take the suspect to the station,” the policeman stated
Akpene said during interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed that he had defiled three sex workers along Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos on three occasions and that he is currently facing two cases of r*pe at the Igboere Magistrates Court, Lagos.
He said the suspect blamed his action on a curse placed on him from his village.
Akpene said the offences accused committed by the accused are punishable under sections 260 and 286 of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the crime and Magistrate J. O. A. Adepoju admitted him on bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till 16 May, 2017 for mention while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison.