The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a 55-year-old security guard, Yekini Ogunjobi, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly abducting, hypnotising, and raping a 14-year-old girl in his apartment for four days, PUNCH reports.
According to the Police, the victim was rescued from Ogunjobi’s apartment on Esuola Street, Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of Lagos.
The family had declared her missing after she went on an errand on Esuola Street and never came back.
However, on July 28, one of the victim’s relatives was said to be passing by the street when she sighted her and raised the alarm. The relative reported to the police, who rescued the girl and arrested Ogunjobi.
According to a Police source, “The man had told his neighbours that the girl was his relative and had come to live with him. Probably, he charmed the girl so that she would not resist the abduction. He had sex with her against her consent for four days. She was sent on an errand on the day he abducted her”.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Rafael Donny, charged the suspect with abduction and rape. The charge read:
That you, Yekini Ogunjobi, between July 25 and 28, 2016, on Esuola Street, Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did commit felony to wit: abduction.
That you, on the same date time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did unlawfully detain a 14-year-old girl and have sexual intercourse with her against her consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Ogunjobi pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, then granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the to October 6, 2016 for mention.