35-year-old man, Solomon Emmanuel, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s daughter was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, a printer, who resides at 1, Alonge St., Oke-odo, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on April 27 at the residence of the accused.Ogu said the accused called the girl, a 14-year-old, into his room under the pretence of sending her on an errand.
“The accused shut the door, covered her mouth with a blanket and raped her.
“Thereafter, the girl told her mother and the case was reported to the Police, who apprehended the accused,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Akanni, committed the accused to a bail of N250,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case till June 5 for mention.