Lady Brutally R*ped While Returning from Prophet TB Joshua’s Church in Lagos

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A security man, Kelly Ochuko, has been accused of raping a

24-year-old lady, Tivere, while she was returning from a vigil

at the Synagogue Church of All Nation.

The police said the incident happened around 2am on Mutiatu

Street, Ikotun, Lagos State.

It was learnt that the victim had travelled to Lagos from

Sapele, Delta State, to participate in the Pastor Temitope

Joshua’s midnight programme.

Around 2am, she had left for her lodgings when 27-year-old

Ochukwo allegedly accosted her.

The security man, who was employed by the Igando

Landlord’s Association to guard the area, reportedly

threatened to harm the victim with a cutlass.

She reportedly yielded and followed him into an

uncompleted building where the act took place.

After having carnal knowledge of the 24-year-old, Ochuko

was said to have pleaded with her to marry him, and

exchanged phone numbers

with her that night.

After being freed, the victim approached some policemen

she saw at a junction and narrated her ordeal to them.

The policemen were said to have plotted with Tivere to call

Ochukwo to see her off to the park where she would board a

bus back to Sapele.

The unsuspecting Ochukwo was said to have come out to

see off his ‘lover’, only to be arrested by the police.

He was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court,

Lagos State on two counts of r*pe.

The charge reads, “That you, Kelly Ochuko, on February 3,

2014 at about 2am, on 5, Mutiatu Street, Ikotun Lagos in the

Lagos Magisterial District, did forcefully have s*xual

intercourse with one Tivere, aged 24 years without her

consent….”

“That you did threaten one Tivere with a cutlass while trying

to have forceful carnal knowledge of her without her

consent….”

The police prosecutor, Corporal Cyriacus Osuji, said the

offence was punishable under sections 258(1), 171 of the

Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

Ochuko pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected

summary trial.

The magistrate, Ms Y.B Badejo-Okusanya, admitted him to

bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

“The sureties must be resident in Lagos, gainfully employed

and must present two years tax clearance. The addresses

and means of livelihood of the sureties must also be verified,”

she added.

The matter was adjourned till March 4, 2014.


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