27-year-old rapist accepts fate to go prison

By The Citizen

'I am guilty as charged,' a rapist, 27-year-old Samuel Adedeji told a Lagos court on Tuesday.

Adedeji, a factory worker, had entered a guilty plea when he was hauled up before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court on a charge of rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, remanded Adedeji, who resides at Nkem Igborosun, Mowo via Badagry at Kirikiri Prison pending sentence at the next date of adjournment.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 8 at his apartment.

According to him, the accused lured the 20-year-old woman into his apartment with a promise to assist in securing a job for her.

'Immediately the girl entered the room, Adedeji shut the door and raped her.'

The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Sexual assault by penetration carries life imprisonment.

The case has been fixed for March 20.