A 46-year-old man, Michael Unumahengie, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate’s court, Lagos, for allegedly raping and defiling three minors.
Unumahengie, who was docked before Magistrate Mrs E. Daudu, is facing a three-count charge bordering on rape, preferred against him by the police.
The prosecutor said that the defendant committed the alleged crime on September 6 at 9pm, in Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos State. The three victims are aged 10, nine and six, respectively.
The prosecutor said the offence is punishable under Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him. But the magistrate refused him bail.
The magistrate remanded the defendant in Kirikiri prison and adjourned the case till October 17 for hearing.