A 25-year-old man, Ismail Akorede, has been arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, for allegedly attempting to rape a pregnant woman, Busayo Olamide, on Monday, August 8, 2016, at Masaka Street, Oko-Oba, Agege area of the state.
Akorede who is facing a one-count charge of attempted rape, according to the police prosecutor, Inspector George Nwosu, had sneaked into Olamide’s apartment at about 8pm and when he found her sleeping, he attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.
“The accused sneaked into the room of the complainant with intent to have carnal knowledge of her while she was sleeping.
According to the complainant, he unzipped his trouser, removed the complainant’s wrapper and was about to penetrate when she suddenly woke up and raised alarm. All the residents of the compound rushed out to rescue the complainant.
The accused was arrested when he wanted to escape and handed over to the police.”
When the charge was read to him, Akorode pleaded not guilty and the presiding judge, Magistrate A.A Adesanya, granted him N200,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum, while adjourning the case till September 5.
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