A 47-year-old man, Magaji Mohammed, who allegedly raped and impregnated his sister-in-law, was, yesterday, brought before an Ikeja chief magistrateâ€™s court.
The accused, a driver who resides at Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence in November 2016 and February 28, 2017.
According to Ogu, â€śthe accused raped the girl when his wife travelled out of town. And when the girl discovered that she missed her period, she told the accused.
â€śThe accused gave the girl a herbal concoction, leading to an abortion.â€ť The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 147 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, entered a â€śnot guiltyâ€ť plea. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till April 12 for mention.