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Teenager Faces Trial For Raping 80-Yr Old Blind Woman

Published on June 10, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

A Yaba Chief Magistrates™ Court in Lagos on Monday held that a teenager, Avoseh Satingo, has a case to answer in the alleged rape of an 80-year old blind woman.

Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa made this known following advice by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She said that the DPP advised that a prima facie case had been established against 19-year old Satingo.

The police had on March 24 charged the teenager with raping an octogenarian on her bed.

The Prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the accused, who resides at the Cele Church Bus Stop, Bilewu Oshoffa area, Agbovipe Village, Badagry, raped the grandmother in her room.

According to him, Satingo committed the offence on February 17 at 1p.m. at the area.

œSatingo took advantage of the condition of the blind complainant, and raped her on her bed.

œHe was apprehended by members of the community who sighted him coming out of his victim™s room as she cried for help,” Anyanwu said.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 258 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The court had in March adjourned the case pending the DPP™s advice. The court ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody.

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