A 36-year-old man, Chika Ebbelugu, who was arrested while having sexual intercourse with the daughter of one of his victims during a robbery operation at Ojo in Lagos has been arraigned in a magistrates’ court.
Ebbelugu was arraigned for rape, armed robbery and attempted murder.
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If found guilty, the suspect would spend a minimum of 14 years in a correctional facility in accordance with the Lagos State Government’s law on sexual abuse.
The police said the accused abandoned the robbery operation which he and other fleeing members of his gang embarked on to engage the daughter of one of his victims in sexual intercourse.
The prosecutor, Insp Ekpo Edet, police said that the incident took place on March 5, 2022, on Akeem Lawal Street, off Imude Road, Shibiri area of Lagos.
The prosecutor said the accused, along with members of his gang, broke into the victims’ house, but that not satisfied with the property which they robbed, the accused decided to rape a daughter of the house.
Insp Edet said, “It was while in the process that the victim’s father summoned courage and descended on the accused. The others fled and the accused was apprehended with help from neighbours.”
Some of the properties stolen, according to the Police, included, laptop, phone, cash and other valuables.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate, Mr T. A. Popoola, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to April 23.