Visually Impaired Remanded in Prison Over Allegations of Rape

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A visually impaired man, Francis Ugochukwu, is to cool his heels in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl, (name withheld).

Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court remanded the defendant, pending hearing and filing of his bail application.

Ugochukwu was arraigned on one count charge of defilement.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the state counsel, Ms. Abimbola Abolade, the defendant committed to offence sometime in November 2022 on No. 16 Kareem Giwa St., Abule-Osun, Ojoo in Lagos.

According to the prosecution, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The court subsequently adjourned the case until Oct.18 for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.

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