Landlord's Son Docked For Raping Tenant


The police in Lagos have docked 30-year old Ayo Adejare on a three-count charge of having carnal knowledge of a tenant in his father’s house, Mrs. Adeola Agbaje at gun point after allegedly stealing her gold necklace, two Nokia phones and N20,000.

According to the charge filed by police prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams before the Ikeja magistrate’s court 5 sitting at Abule Egba, Ayo committed the offence at about 2 a.m at 36, Ogundele Street, Olude bus stop, Ipaja on the outskirt of Lagos.

P.M.NEWS checks revealed that the building actually belongs to the defendant’s late grandfather and his father’s brother is one of the administrators of the property.

The victim said Ayo has noting to do with the building because he lives in another house and he was neither the caretaker nor the landlord of her apartment.

After he allegedly committed the crime, Ayo ran away but was arrested at his hideout by the police.

He was then arraigned on a three-count charge of felony, stealing and having carnal knowledge of the victim.

When the charge was read to him, Ayo pleaded not guilty.

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The trial Chief Magistrate, Mr. T.A.  Elias asked the defendant why he went to the house, at such odd hour ( 2 a.m). He claimed there was a tenant he let out a room to but he met another person in the same room.

Elias admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of them must be a grade level 12 officer in government service while the other must be his blood relation.

The two sureties will swear to affidavit of means, present evidence of tax payment to Lagos state government and their addresses must be verified by the court and they will deposit N50,000.

As Ayo was unable to meet the bail conditions on time, he was remanded at Kirikiri prisons, Apapa, Lagos.

The case was adjourned till 25 March, 2013 for mention.

—Moyo Fabiyi