Driver, Okada rider allegedly rape 2 teenagers

Two men,  a driver,  Innocent (surname withheld), 30, and an Okada rider, Lateef (surname withheld), 27, have been accused of raping two teenage girls, aged 13.

Innocent allegedly committed the offence sometimes in August, in Lekki- Ajah area of the state.

Innocent was a driver to the aunt of one of the 13-year-old girls, who was allegedly raped.

Lateef, on the other hand, was an Okada rider, who forcefully had sexual intercourse with a 13-year -old girl (names withheld).

“Lateef on September 12, at about 4 p.m at Oja Oba Market, on Lagos Island, forcefully had canal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. He had sexual intercourse with her without her consent,” the police told an Igbosere Magistrate Court.

Both men, however, denied the allegations against them.

However the defendants’ counsels, Darnell Abbe and Emmanuel Ubanney, urged the court to grant them bail in the most liberal terms, but the magistrate declined granting them  bail, saying  the court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Both men were remanded in prison while the case was adjourned till October 5.