A computer instructor Cosmos Ugbaja who was accused of raping a teenager has been ordered by Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi of an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court to be remanded in prison.
The accused which pleaded not guilty to one count charge of rape leveled against him by the Police will remain in Kirikiri Prison pending when he would perfect his bail.
Police investigations revealed that Ugbaja, who owns his own personal computer centre in Ishawo, Ikorodu, was engaged by the victim’s school to help trained the students in computer studies
The Police had charged Ugbaja to court for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl (names withheld), who is a Junior Secondary Student, JSS, 3 in a public school in Ishawo, Ikorodu area of the state.
According to Police Prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Imohsonwa, the suspect serially raped his victim between January and May this year.
The charge stated in part: “That you, Cosmos Ugbaja, 43, between January and May, 2016 at 13 Banjo Oyesanya Street, Olainukan, Ishawo, Ikorodu, did unlawfully had sexual intercourse with one (names withheld) aged 14 years and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.”
The court granted him bail in the sum of N500,000.00 and two sureties in the like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must have means of income, evidence of tax payment in last three years and property in Lagos; all of which she said must be verified by the appropriate officer.
The matter has however, been adjourned till August 1.