Court remands alleged teenage rapist in Edo


A Chief Magistrates’ court in Oredo, Benin City has remanded a teenager Marcus Mekpagbe to Oko Correctional Center for allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman.

Chief Magistrate Patricia Igho-Braimah adjourned the case until March 4,  for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Osayomwanbor Omoruyi, told the court that Mekpagbe, committed the offense on Jan. 23, at No 5, Osatohamwen street, Court Rd, in Okada Magisterial District.

Omoruyi alleged that the defendant raped the 20-year-old woman while sleeping. He said that the defendant was a friend of the victim’s family.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to rape.

He said that the offense contravened the provisions of Section 357 of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.