A 30-year-old man, Odion Igiogbe, was on Wednesday docked before an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin over the alleged rape of a 28-year-old woman.
The Prosecutor, C.S.O. Nnamdi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 15, at about 5:30 p.m., at No. 50, Ugbowo Rd., in Benin.
Nnamdi alleged that the accused raped the woman by having unlawful carnal knowledge of her, without her consent.
The prosecutor said that the accused is facing one-count charge of rape.
He said that the offence contravened Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 48, Vol. ll, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr W.E. Aziegbemhin, granted the accused bail in sum of N250, 000 and a surety in like sum.
Aziegbemhin said that the surety must be a worker in any government establishment.
He adjourned the case till April 19, for hearing. (NAN)