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30-year-old accused of raping 10-year old

Mr Goddy Inyama, a 30-year-old has been arraigned before a Magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly raping a pre-teen girl.

Inyama was brought before the Ajegunle Magistrate court by Police Inspector Augustine Ejembi for defiling the 10-year old both vaginally and anally.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of non-consensual vaginal and anal sex as well as groping the breasts of the girl.

The prosecutor, Ejembi said: “Inyama sexually penetrated the anus, vagina and other parts of the victim’s body. He had sex with the girl through her anus and vagina and also touched her sexually without her consent.”

He said that the incident occurred at about 7pm, May 6, 2018 at Sogbesan Street, Apapa.

Ejembi said that the offences committed are punishable Under Sections 263 (1), 261 and 137, of the Criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The criminal law in section 263(1)  states:  Any person who causes another to engage in a sexual to engage in sexual activity without that other person’s consent is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for five years.

Section 261 states: Any person who sexually touches another person without his consent is guilty of a felony and liable to  imprisonment for three years. In this section, touching may be done with any part of the body or with anything else.

Meanwhile, section 137 states: Any person who has unlawful sexual intercourse with a child is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for life.

Inyama was granted bail by Magistrate Mrs Ajayi to the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum with the case adjourned till September 20.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.