A Lagos landlord, Ishola Idris and his tenant Linus Okonkwo has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates Court for allegedly raping a 13 year-old girl.
While 51 year-old Idris was alleged to have deflowed the girl sometime in January, his tenant Linus followed up by raping her in March.
Both defendants reside at No. 30 Celestial Road Igando, Lagos.
The two count charged brought against the defendants reads: ” That you, Ishola Idris sometime in January 2017 at 30, Celestial Road, Igando Lagos in Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully defiled one 13 years old girl child (name withheld) by having sexual intercourse with her.
” That you, Linux Okonkwo sometime in March 2017 at 30 Celestial Road, Igando Lagos in Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully sexually assault one 13 years old by penetrating into her virginal with your penis.”
The alleged crime according to the police is punishable under section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
When the charge was read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty to the allegation.
They were later granted bail by Chief Magistrate Bolanle Osunsanmmi in the of N500,000 with two sureties.
The matter was adjourned to October 12, 2017 for trial.