Man charged with raping colleague

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A factory worker, Victory Eno, who allegedly drugged and raped his fellow worker, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, according to Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi, committed the offence on December 24.

Emuerhi alleged that the accused raped the 22-year-old victim, who works in the same factory with him after drugging her.

“On December 24, Eno drugged his female co-worker after he offered her rice which he had earlier mixed with Indian hemp. The victim started feeling dizzy after eating the rice while the accused assaulted her by penetrating her (private parts),’’ he said.

The offence contravened Sections 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Rape carries life imprisonment in Lagos State.

The accused, who lives at 24, Afariogun Street, Ikeja, pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Bolanle Osunsanmi granted the accused N300,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

She adjourned the case till April 16.

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