A 27-year-old man, Doyin Jibowu, was on Wednesday charged before a Surulere Magistrates' Court, Lagos, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 25-year-old woman near a mosque.
Jibowu, of no fixed address, is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, indecent act and multiple assault.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Merve Mberev, told the court that the accused had on Oct. 16 at about 1:00 p.m., indecently assaulted the woman (names withheld) near a mosque at Ayilara St., Surulere, Lagos.
Mberev said that the accused also assaulted one Mr Oliver Mba who attempted to rescue the woman from the defendant.
The prosecutor said the accused also stole a N10,000 crate of beer from the complainant.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 134(1), 170, 285(1) and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
Magistrate M.A. Ladipo granted the accused a N100,000 bail-- with two sureties in like sum-- and adjourned the case till Nov. 12. (NAN)