Lady Brutally R*ped While Returning from Prophet TB Joshuaâ€™s Church in Lagos
A security man, Kelly Ochuko, has been accused of raping a
24-year-old lady, Tivere, while she was returning from a vigil
at the Synagogue Church of All Nation.
The police said the incident happened around 2am on Mutiatu
Street, Ikotun, Lagos State.
It was learnt that the victim had travelled to Lagos from
Sapele, Delta State, to participate in the Pastor Temitope
Joshuaâ€™s midnight programme.
Around 2am, she had left for her lodgings when 27-year-old
Ochukwo allegedly accosted her.
The security man, who was employed by the Igando
Landlordâ€™s Association to guard the area, reportedly
threatened to harm the victim with a cutlass.
She reportedly yielded and followed him into an
uncompleted building where the act took place.
After having carnal knowledge of the 24-year-old, Ochuko
was said to have pleaded with her to marry him, and
exchanged phone numbers
with her that night.
After being freed, the victim approached some policemen
she saw at a junction and narrated her ordeal to them.
The policemen were said to have plotted with Tivere to call
Ochukwo to see her off to the park where she would board a
bus back to Sapele.
The unsuspecting Ochukwo was said to have come out to
see off his â€˜loverâ€™, only to be arrested by the police.
He was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrateâ€™s Court,
Lagos State on two counts of r*pe.
The charge reads, â€œThat you, Kelly Ochuko, on February 3,
2014 at about 2am, on 5, Mutiatu Street, Ikotun Lagos in the
Lagos Magisterial District, did forcefully have s*xual
intercourse with one Tivere, aged 24 years without her
â€œThat you did threaten one Tivere with a cutlass while trying
to have forceful carnal knowledge of her without her
The police prosecutor, Corporal Cyriacus Osuji, said the
offence was punishable under sections 258(1), 171 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
Ochuko pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected
The magistrate, Ms Y.B Badejo-Okusanya, admitted him to
bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
â€œThe sureties must be resident in Lagos, gainfully employed
and must present two years tax clearance. The addresses
and means of livelihood of the sureties must also be verified,â€
The matter was adjourned till March 4, 2014.
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