A man has been nabbed after he allegedly tore a girl’s clothes and attempted to have carnal knowledge of her.
A man identified as John Ale was on Wednesday dragged before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, on a count charge of attempting to rape his neighbour’s 15-year-old daughter.
According to The Nation, Ale, who lives in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, is standing trial on a charge of indecent assault.The Prosecutor, Insp. Isaac
The Prosecutor, Insp. Isaac Yakubu told the court that the father of the girl, Mr Emmanuel Ochema, reported the matter at the Divisional Police Station in Oro on July 22.
Yakubu said that the complainant accused Ale of tearing the cloth worn by his daughter and attempted to have unlawful carnal knowledge with her.
The prosecutor explained that Mrs Ope Ale, the wife of the defendant, had invited their co-tenant’s 15-year-old daughter into her apartment to assist with the food she had on the stove while she went to the market.
“The complainant said that when the accused returned from work and saw his co-tenant’s daughter in his apartment, he attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of the girl”
The prosecutor said that the accused had torn the cloth of the girl just before his wife suddenly entered the house.
Yakubu said that the accused assaulted the victim in an indecent manner with intent to `outrage her modesty.’
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 268 of Penal Code Law.
He prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable the police carry out a detailed investigation into the matter.
The defendant, however, denied committing the offence.
The Magistrate, Mr Osuolale Ajayi, however, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 7 for further mention.