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Man, 38, docked for alleged burglary, rape

A 38-year-old staff of a road transport union, Isiaka Adio, who was alleged to have burgled a house and also raped one of the occupants,…

A 38-year-old staff of a road transport union, Isiaka Adio, who was alleged to have burgled a house and also raped one of the occupants, has appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court in Lagos.

Adio, a resident of No. 7, Olibaba Street, Ajegunle, was arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, burglary, stealing, rape and assault.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the counts.

The prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused committed the offences on August 25 at about 3am at No. 8, Amuzat Street, Orile-Iganmu.

He said the accused broke into the homes of the complainants, David and Ezinne Ikeokwu and carted away their property.

Iseghede said the accused also stole the complainants’ valuables, cash, ATM cards, all valued at N462,000 and that he also raped Ezinne.

He further told the court that Adio used a cutlass to assault the security guards, Yusuf Sheu and Isah Abdullahi, inflicting injuries on them.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 173, 260, 285, 287, 307, 325 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until November 26 for mention. (NAN)

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