27th October, 2015
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged before Ebute Metta Magistrates’ court, for allegedly engaging a 19-year old teenager in an unlawful sex side his SUV in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The suspect, John Imonitie allegedly lured the victim, (name withheld) to a popular restaurant in Lekki and thereafter had sex with her without her consent inside his SUV.
The incident happened at the premises of Vantage Restaurant in Lekki at about 9.00 pm where both the victim and suspect met.
According to the victim, Imonitie lured her inside a Honda Civic SUV with registration number Lagos JJJ 603 AU and alledly raped her.
The police alleged that Imonitie squeezed the victim’s neck and she became helpless before he pulled her pant and penetrated her.
After the assault, Imonitie dragged her out of the SUV and drove off.
The matter was reported to the police at Criminal investigation and intelligence section of the State CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Imonitie was trailed and arrested and interrogated during which he allegedly confessed that he had sex with her inside the SUV with her consent.
He was arraigned before the court charged with engaging in unlawful sex with the victim under the Criminal Code. But he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr T Abolerinwa granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Imonitie was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter was adjourned till 11 November, 2015.