Court remands man for ‘raping’ teenager


An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday remanded a 35-year-old man, Daniel Okodua, at Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl.

Magistrate Mrs. B. O. Osunsanmi did not take Okodua’s plea.

The defendant lives at Oko-Oba, Lagos.

Osunsanmi ordered that the defendant be remanded pending legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of  (ASP) Ezekiel Ayorinde said the defendant committed the offence on July 24 at his home.

He alleged that the defendant threatened the complainant with an object and raped her.

“The complainant was going home when the defendant accosted her with a dangerous weapon suspected to be a knife. He threatened to stab her if she refused to comply.

“He dragged her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.

“The defendant threatened to kill her if she tells anybody what he did to her.

“The complainant ignored his threat and reported the case, following which the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor alleged.

He said the offence violated Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case continues on October 16.