A 29-year-old man, Ajao Olalekan, has been ar­raigned before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for alleged forceful sexual intercourse with his 19-year-old girlfriend.
The accused, a resident of Mo­rayo Benson Street, Ikorodu, is facing a charge of forceful sexual intercourse. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Police prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offence at his residence on March 19, at 2pm.
Iberedem said, “The girl in question [name withheld] was the accused person’s girlfriend, but there was an agreement between them that there won’t be any sex­ual intercourse until after they are married.
“On the day of the incident, the accused invited his girlfriend to his house; the defendant’s friend was in the sitting room. The ac­cused took his girlfriend inside the room, his friend increased the volume of the television, and the accused forcefully deflowered her.
“Investigation revealed that he had planned with his friend to in­crease the volume of the television when he took her inside.
“It was then she cried out and reported to the Lagos State Do­mestic and Sexual Violence Re­sponse Team, which took up the case, and reported it at the Igbog­bo Police Station.”
The offence is against Section 258 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.
The Magistrate, Abiodun Shon­iyi, granted him bail in the sum of N150,000, with two sureties that must show evidence of three years tax payment. The matter was ad­journed until May 11, for trial. - The Authority