An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded a 40-year-old bricklayer, Edet Imoh, in prison, charged with molesting a sex worker. Imoh is facing a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Nicholas Akpene, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 11 at 2.30a.m. on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. He said the accused raped the sex worker (name withheld) and also stole her property.
Judicial symbol Akpene listed items stolen by the accused as a BlackBerry Passport phone valued at N145, 000 and a Nokia phone valued at N12, 000, totaling N157,000. “The accused agreed to pay N40, 000 to the sex worker but failed to do so. “Instead of taking the sex worker to a hotel as the accused promised, he raped her on the road and also tried to strangle her.” The offences contravened Sections 260 and 286 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Newsmen report that the offence of rape carries life imprisonment. The accused pleaded innocence of the offences.