Unemployed Man Docked for Alleged Rape of 12-Year-Old Niece


Over an alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, Samson Akinse, on Thursday, appeared before Chief Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
The accused, an unemployed man, who lives in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for alleged rape and incest.

The prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offence was committed on Oct. 28, at the accused residence. Inuoha said that the accused raped this victim who happened to be his niece. “The victim told her mother and the accused was apprehended,’’ he said.

The offence contravened section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Osunsanmi granted the accused to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned the case to Feb. 13 for mention.