Legal Nigeria

Court remands driver in prison for alleged rape of teenager

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT on Thursday remanded a 44-year-old driver, Ayodele Obayelu, in prison for alleged rape of an 18-year-old girl.
Obayelu, a resident of Durumi village, Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape.
The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, remanded Obayelu in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge of rape.
Kagarko said Obayelu would be tried summarily because rape was a capital offence.
He adjourned the case till March 8, for trial.
The Prosecutor, Urom Out, had told the court that one Ruth Williams of Boloni Guest Inn, Area 8, Abuja, reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on Jan. 10.
He said the complainant sent her house-help to Obayelu’s place and he took the girl to his house in pretence to buy some things for children and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“The girl screamed for help and nobody came to her rescue and when Obayelu was done, blood gushed out of girl’s private part.
“He further threatened the girl not to tell anyone and asked her to wash her private part with water.”
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code