A 22-year-old undergraduate of Caleb University, Lagos, Ugochukwu Agudosi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly raping a lady in an uncompleted building in Ikeja metropolis.
Agudosi, who is facing a four-count charge bordering on rape, preferred against him by the Police, was docked before Magistrate Sule Hamsat, Monday.
Prosecutor, Inspector Roman Unuigbe, said that the offence committed is punishable under Sections 260, 261,262 and 258 of the criminal laws No 11, Vol 44 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
However, when the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Hamsat granted him bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.
He was unable to meet the bail condition and was remanded in prison custody.
The undergraduate, who was arrested by Policemen at Area ‘F’ Command, Ikeja, Vanguard, gathered, had been remanded in prison custody over a similar offence.
It was gathered that Ugochukwu’s first victim was a 22-year-old lady (names withheld), who was his senior in school.
‘How he operates’
His modus oparandi, it was gathered, include chatting up his victims on BlackBerry. Along the line, he would invite them for a date, a plan his victims usually fall for because of his posh car.
Rather than take them to an eatery as anticipated, he would take them to an uncompleted building in Ikeja Government Reserved Area, where he allegedly raped them.
Police sources said: “Immediately he raped any of his victims, he would delete their contacts from his BB chat.
“Nemesis caught up with him after one of them, who turned out to be his senior in school, reported to the Police, leading to Agudosi’s arrest.
“He was charged to court and remanded in prison custody because he could not meet his bail conditions, but was later released.
“When the case came up for hearing, the lady said she wanted to withdraw the case. This made it difficult for policemen to continue with the prosecution, since there was no direct witness.”
Just after his release, he reportedly attacked another 22-year-old lady. The incident reportedly occurred on August 27 at 8pm.
The lady was said to have reported the case at the Area F Command, which led to the re-arrest of Enugu State-born Agudosi.
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