A 55-year-old security guard, Yekini Ogunjobi has been arrested by Lagos State Police Command, for alleged unlawful detention of a 14-year-old girl in his apartment for four days. According to the police said Ogunjobi raped the victim during her detention before she was rescued from the apartment on Esuola Street, Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of Lagos.
The victim, who is an apprentice tailor in the neighbourhood, was sent on an errand on Esuola Street, when the suspect hypnotised and lured her into a room and raped her for four days.
It was gathered that Blessing’s family, who had declared her missing, had reported to the police. However, on July 28, one of her 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.
On Tuesday, Ogunjobi was brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court by a police prosecutor, Sergeant Rafael Donny, on two counts bordering on 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.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. Elias adjourned the case till October 6, 2016 for mention.