The Police in Lagos yesterday arraigned a 21-year-old factory worker, Timothy Nwaokema, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his co-worker at knife-point.
The accused is standing trial before Magistrate B.O Osunsanya, on a charge of rape, to which he pleaded ‘not guilty’.
Nwaokema was admitted to N200,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 6 at his residence.
He said the accused unlawfully had canal knowledge of his co-worker (name withheld), without her consent.
“After the close of work, the accused invited the complainant to his home on the pretext that she should come and see the new apartment he just rented.
“The victim followed him since she was also going towards the direction of the accused’s new home.
“When she entered his room, the accused locked the door and the complainant demanded for an explanation, but he told her that he wanted to make love to her.
“The complainant shouted for help and the accused brought out a knife, threatening to kill her if she refused to allow him make love to her.
“Out of fear, the complainant complied and the accused laid her on his bed, holding the knife over her, and had sex with her,” the prosecutor said.
Magistrate adjourned the case till April 30.