Man in bother over alleged rape of teenager



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A 30-year-old man, Ikechukwu Micheal, was on Monday, arraigned earlier than an FCT Excessive Court docket, Zuba, Abuja, over an alleged rape of a 17-year-old woman.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Umoh Inah, advised the court docket that the defendant dedicated the offence on Nov. 21, 2022 when he had a carnal data of a 17-year-old woman.

He stated that the offence contravened Part 283 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, pleaded not responsible to the cost.

The Defence Counsel, Lawrence John, prayed the court docket to confess the defendant to bail in keeping with Sections 165 and162 of Administration of Legal Justice Act.

John stated that the defendant was presumed harmless till confirmed in any other case, and promised to offer a dependable surety if he was granted bail.

Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya, granted the defendant bail with one surety who should be associated to him, and should be a civil servant not beneath Grade Stage 14.

Justice Ogbonnaya additionally ordered the defendant to at all times seem in court docket for his trial or risked revocation of the bail.

She adjourned the matter till Nov. 4 for listening to.

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