police-rapeChief Magistrate Afolashade Botoku of of Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, has ordered that, a police officer, Stephen Aji, be remanded in prisons custody over alleged rape.
Chief Magistrate Botoku gave the order following the arraignment of the accused by the policemen of the Railway Command of Nigeria Police.
The 29 years old Aji, was arraigned before the court, for allegedly having forceful sexual intercourse with a 26-year-old woman and assaulting her.
The prosecutor, Inspector Moses Uademevbo, informed the court that the accused committed the offences on January 11, at Woodward Police Barracks, Railway Compound, Ebute Meta.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Consequently, Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku ordered that the accused be remanded and adjourned the matter to February 18, for ruling on the bail application.
It was gathered that Aji, a former Police orderly to the Commissioner of Police, Railway division, had assaulted one Omoyemi Fayemi, 26, by beating her to a stupor.
It was also learnt that the complainant had demanded for payment after he had sexual intercourse with her.
However, instead of paying her for serve rendered the policeman was said to have become angry and assaulted her, thereby causing her bodily injuries on her the waist, neck and leg.
The prosecutor informed that the offences contravened and punishable under Sections 172(a) and 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

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