19th September, 2011
A 23-year old man, Samuel Godwin Effiong has been charged to Oshodi magistrateâ€™s court Lagos state, Southwest, Nigeria for allegedly obtaining sex from a 27-year old woman simply known as Joy under false pretence. He posed as a military officer to rape her.
He is now facing charges of rape, impersonation and obtaining under false pretence under section 419 and 455 of the criminal code 2004.
The jobless Effiong was alleged to have dressed in his brotherâ€™s army uniform and arrested Joy at Ikeja, Lagos and took her to a hidden place at Concord field, Mafoluku, Oshodi, where he had sex with her.
Effiong claimed that Joy committed an offence by wearing a pair of trousers that has army colour which the government had banned civilians from wearing.
He ordered her to climb a motorcycle so that he will take her to the barracks but ended up taking her to the place where he allegedly raped her.
He reportedly forced the woman to have sex with him as a condition to regain her freedom.
P.M.NEWS gathered that while he was raping her, someone who saw what was happening, raised an alarm that attracted neighbours and the police to the scene.
Effiong was arrested at taken to the station where he made confessional statement to the police.
He was charged to court for the offence where he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. M .R. Osho- Adebiyi granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till 29 September 2011.
The defendant was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos pending when he will meet his bail conditions.