A 27-year-old man was remanded in prison yesterday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook.
The suspect, Ebuka Eze will remain in custody pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The defendant was arraigned before Chief Magistrate, P. E. Nwaka on a one count charge of child defilement contrary to Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 19 at his 25, Ayodele Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos home.
The defendant, he said, had invited the victim, who he met on Facebook, to his house, where she was raped.
The prosecutor alleged that during the visit, the defendant pushed the victim to the bed, covered her mouth with pillow and raped her. John claimed that the defendant wiped the bloodstain on his victim’s body with the bedspread.
He said when the victim got home, her parents saw the bloodstain on her dress and asked how she came by it and she narrated the incident to them.
The prosecutor said the case was reported to the police and the accused was arrested.
Chief Magistrate Nwaka adjourned till June 28.