A 47-year-old driver, Magaji Mohammed, who allegedly impreg­nated his sister-in-law through rape, has been arraigned be­fore an Ikeja Chief Magis­trates’ Court. The accused, who resides at 18, Atobaje Street, Agege, 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 on February 28, 2017 at the residence of the accused.
Ogu said the accused raped his 16-year-old sister-in-law, impregnated her and gave her a harmful drug to use with the intention to abort the preg­nancy.
“The accused raped the girl when his wife traveled out of town. And when the girl dis­covered that she missed her period, she told the accused. The accused gave the girl an herbal concoction which made the girl to abort the pregnan­cy,” he said.
The prosecutor said the of­fence contravened sections 147 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The chief magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until April 12 for mention. - The Authority