Man In Court For Allegedly Raping Fellow Chorister

A man identified as Chukwuma Iheme was on Wednesday charged before an Ogudu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to rape a church member. 25-yeaar-old Iheme and his victim are choristers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Goshen Parish, Ogudu Lagos. The suspect with no fixed address who pleaded not guilty was arraigned on a three count-charge of assault, stealing and rape.

Police prosecutor Donjor Perizi told the court that Iheme had on August 14 visited Omimi Faith in her residence at No. 1, Samara Street, Elebiju, Ogudu, Lagos, and made s*xual advances to her which was turned down by the complainant. “After the refusal, Iheme suddenly jumped on Faith and stripped her naked. In the process, the accused beat the complainant and forcefully twisted her left hand which caused dislocation on her wrist,” Perezi said.

He added that the accused stole Nokia X3 phone valued at N23, 000 from the complainant, stressing that the accused was arrested following complain by Faith. The offences according to him contravened Sections 171, 285 and 260 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011. Adjourning the case till January 14 for mention, Magistrate B.F Williams granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. [NAN]