A bricklayer, identified as Richard Edet was suspected to have thrown a prostitute inside a gutter after he defiled her.
The 39 year old bricklayer was arraigned Wednesday before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.
He is facing a two-count charge of stealing and rape leveled against him by the police.
According to reports, the prosecutor, Corporal Friday Mameh, told the court that the offender, committed the offence in June, when he met one Gloria Obihor, also known as the complainant at a party where he deceived her that he works with Mobil.
He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted the complainant sexually.
Mameh who stated that, “the defendant and the complainant met again in August at 1004 Estate in Victoria Island and then headed for a bar.
“They took a taxi and the defendant pointed at a house and said that was his residence.
“After they left the bar, the defendant raped the victim, threw her inside a gutter and stole her property and money.
“She shouted for help, but nobody was around to help her.
“The properties that were stolen by the defendant are Samsung X6 phone, valued at N92, 000; Malado wristwatch, valued N40,000; perfume valued at N16,000 and a cash sum of N13,000.”
It was reported that the complainant raised alarm immediately she saw Edet at Oniru beach, Lagos which led to his arrest as he was hit by a vehicle while trying to escape again.
The offence is punishable under Sections 285 and 259 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
The Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya accepted his bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum, who must be employed in a limited liability company, tax payers and their addresses verified.
The case has been shifted to September 23.