Blind man raped 13-year-old girl in Lagos


A Lagos State-based blind man was arrested and arraigned in court on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence court in Ikeja, ordered the remandment of Francis Ugachukwu, a blind man, to the Kirikiri Correctional Centre after it is first hearing on the case.

Ugachukwu was confined by Justice Abiola Soladoye pending a hearing on his bail application and filing.

The accused was arraigned on a single count of defilement.

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Abimbola Abolade, the state's attorney for prosecution, testified before the court that the defendant committed the crime at No. 16 Kareem Giwa Street, Abule-Osun, Ojoo, Lagos State, at some point in November 2022.

The crime violated Section 137 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws of 2015, according to the prosecutor.

The defendant, however, entered a not guilty plea to the accusation.

For a hearing on the bail request and the start of the trial, Soladoye postponed the case to October 18.

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