by ‘Jola Sotubo
A 46-year-old man was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate court yesterday for allegedly raping three young girls.
Michael Unumahengie, whose case was tabled before Magistrate Mrs E. Daudu, is charged with three counts related to the offence of rape with which he is charged.
The prosecutor reportedly said that the defendant committed the alleged crime on September 6 at 9pm, in Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos State. The three victims are aged 10, nine and six, respectively.
The prosecutor said the offence is punishable under Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him. But the magistrate refused him bail.
The magistrate remanded the defendant in Kirikiri prison and adjourned the case till October 17 for hearing.