Man arrested for r*ping his girlfriend after agreeing to wait till wedding night before s*x

A 29yrs old man, Ajao Olalekan, was on Friday arraigned at an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged forceful s*xual intercourse with his 19-year-old girlfriend.

A resident of Morayo Benson Street, Ikorodu, he is facing a charge of forceful s*xual intercourse, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offence at his residence on March 19, around 2pm.

He said, “The girl in question was the accused person’s girlfriend, but there was an agreement between them that there won't be any s*xual intercourse until after they are married.

“On the day of the incident, the accused invited his girlfriend to his house; the defendant’s friend was in the sitting room.

“The accused took his girlfriend inside the room, his friend increased the volume of the television, and the accused forcefully deflowered her.

“Investigation revealed that he had planned with his friend to increase the volume of the television when he took her inside.

“It was then she cried out and reported to the Lagos State Domestic and S*xual Violence Response Team, which took up the case and reported it at the Igbogbo Police Station,” he said.

Iberedem said the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Abiodun Shoniyi, granted him bail in the sum of N150,000, with two sureties that must show evidence of three years of tax payment.

Shoniyi adjourned the case to May 11, for trial.