For allegedly drugging and raping a 19-year-old girl, a 27-year old male nurse, Olugbenga Isaac, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Isaac, a resident of Ajah area of Lagos, is being tried for rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 15 at Onipanu, Lagos.
Ogu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the accused unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the 19-year-old girl. “The accused had sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the complainant was sick and called the defendant, a nurse, to treat her.
“The complainant had toothache, she called the nurse to administer drugs on her, instead the accused injected her with some substance suspected to be sleeping injection.
“The complainant slept off and the accused raped her and left. “The complainant regained consciousness after several hours and was bleeding from her private part, it dawned on her that she had been raped,” he said.
The offence, Ogu said, contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 258 provides that if convicted of the offence, the accused is liable to life imprisonment.
The accused denied committing the offence, while the Magistrate, Mrs. T. Akanni, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till November 30 for mention.