A 25-year-old, Christopher Ogbeide, who allegedly raped a teenage girl, was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons on the order of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, who gave the order, said the accused should remain behind bars pending when his bail application would be filed and argued.
The accused, an unemployed, who lives at 52, Adewale Adegun St., off College Road, Ifako-Ijaiye, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Benedict Aigbokhan told the court that the offence was committed on Feb. 14 and 29 at the accused’s residence.
According to him, both the accused and the 13-year-old girl, live in the same compound.
“The accused called the girl into his room on Feb. 14 on the pretext of sending her on an errand and raped her.
“The accused also called the girl on Feb. 29 into his room to rape her again but was unlucky as one of the neighbours heard the girl’s groaning and called her mother,” he said.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
The case was adjourned to March 23.