A 25 year-old man, Chukwuma Iheme, was on Wednesday charged before an Ogudu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to rape a church member.
Iheme and his victim were choristers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Goshen Parish, Ogudu, Lagos.
The suspect with no fixed address was arraigned on a three count-charge of assault, stealing and rape.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecutor Donjor Perizi told the court that Iheme had on Aug. 14 visited Omimi Faith in her residence at No. 1, Samara Street, Elebiju, Ogudu, Lagos, and made sexual advances to her which was turned down by the complainant.
“After the refusal, Iheme suddenly jumped on Faith and stripped her naked. In the process, the accused beat the complainant and forcefully twisted her left hand which caused dislocation on her wrist,” Perezi said.
He said that the accused also stole Nokia X3 phone valued at N23, 000 from the complainant, stressing that the accused was arrested following complain by Faith.
He said the offences contravened Sections 171, 285 and 260 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
Magistrate B.F Williams granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to Jan. 14, 2013, for mention.