Teenager arraigned for raping a girl at Lagos beach


A 19-year-old man, Jelili Afolabi, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl was on Friday arraigned at a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Afolabi, whose address was not provided, is charged with rape.‎

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence at Konga Meji Ibeshe beach, Lagos, at about 7.30 p.m. on Aug.17.

She said the accused ‎invited his victim to a quiet part of the beach and forcefully had sex with her.

The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood-relation to the accused, and that both sureties should provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Nwachukwu adjourned the case to Nov.1.

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