.Faces Life Imprisonment –
By Nike Adekunle –
For allegedly drugging and raping his 18-year-old girlfriend, a pharmacist, Olugbenga Isaiah, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates Court in Lagos.
Isaiah, 27, a resident of Ajah area of Lagos is being tried for rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 15 at Onipanu, Lagos.
He said that the accused unlawfully had sexual intercourse with his 18-year-old girl friend (name withheld)
“The accused had sexual intercourse with his lover without her consent,” he said.
Ogu said that the complainant was sick and called the accused, who was a pharmacist to treat her.
“The complainant had toothache, she called the accused to administer drugs on her, instead the accused injected her with some substance suspected to be sleeping injection.
“The complainant slept off and the accused raped her and left. The complainant regained consciousness after several hours and was bleeding from her private part. It was dawned on her that she had been disvirgined,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the complainant had told the accused at the beginning of their relationship that there will be no sex until wedding night in which the accused agreed.
“The accused agreed to ‘no sex’ with the complainant who refused to have sex till her wedding night but the accused used the opportunity of her sickness to drug and rape her,” he said.
The offence, Ogu said, contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 258 provides that if convicted of the offence, the accused is liable to life imprisonment.
The accused denied committing the offence, while the Magistrate, Mrs. T. Akanni granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case till February 7 for mention.