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(Shocking) Driver rapes students for 21 days

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The State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, has
arraigned a 28-year-old man, Gbenga Asaye, before a
Lagos State Magistrate’s Court for allegedly abducting and
raping a student of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of
Education, Ijanikin.
The police said the incident happened at the Agege area of
the state.
It was learnt that the 18-year-old victim had left her
mother’s shop on January 21, 2014 for school, but had
transportation challenge due to lack of money.
She reportedly met Asaye, a family friend, on the road. He
promised to assist her with money and take her back to
school in his vehicle.
The Ogun State indigene was said to have, however, taken
the student to his house in Agege where he forcefully had
carnal knowledge of the victim, who was a virgin before the
encounter.
The victim was said to have been abducted by the defendant
for 21 days that the sexual assault lasted.
It was learnt that the victim did not escape because she
could not muster the courage of telling her parents she had
been deflowered.
The mother was said to have reported a case of missing
person at the Pen Cinema Police Station, after which
enquires about the whereabouts of the victim led to the arrest
of Asaye.
He was arraigned on Monday before an Ebute Meta
Magistrate’s Court on one count of abduction.
The charge reads, “That you, Gbenga Asaye, on January
21, 2014, at 3, Enimature Street, off Oyemekun Street,
Agege Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did abduct
one (name witheld), aged 18 years for the purpose of sexual
intercourse and held her against her consent until February
10, 2014.”
The police prosecutor, Corporal Cyriacus Osuji, said the
offence was punishable under Section 266 of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected
summary trial.
The victim, her mother and the Investigating Police
Officer, Inspector Monday Ebuzume, were in court.
The defence counsel, Gbolahan Samuel, applied for the bail
of the defendant in liberal terms.
“My Lord, this is not a case of abduction as it has been made
to look on the charge sheet. It is a case of boyfriend and
girlfriend,” he added.
The magistrate, Ms Y.B. Badejo-Okusanya, however
objected to giving of evidence, saying it was premature.
She admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000
with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till March 31, 2014.

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