A 47-year-old man, Magaji Mohammed, who allegedly impregnated his sister in-law through r*pe, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, a driver who resides at 18, Atobaje St., Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on r*pe.
The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 2016 and February 28, 2017 at his residence.
Ogu said the accused r*ped his 16-year-old sister-in-law, impregnated her and gave her a harmful drug to use with the intention to abort it.
“The accused r*ped the girl when his wife traveled out of town. And when the girl discovered that she missed her period, she told the accused.
“The accused gave the girl a herbal concoction which made the girl to abort the pregnancy,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 147 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
NAN reports that the man however entered a “not guilty” plea.
The chief magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case until April 12 for mention.