Man, 58 arraign for allegedly raping teenager

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday accused of defiling a 17-year-old girl ordered that a 58-year-old man, Mufutau Raheem, be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

The police charged Raheem, who resides at No. 22, Bakare St., Isheri Olofin, Lagos State, with rape saying he committed the offence sometime in February at his residence

The offence contravened the provisions of Section 260 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 which stipulates life imprisonment on conviction,

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from NAN reports that Magistrate M.O. Tanimola, in his ruling, referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice and did not take the plea of Raheem then directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 12.

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