A 60-year-old trailer driver, Lawal Bankole, who was almost lynched by a security guard, Abdullahi Muhammed, at Iya Abiodun area, Ifo, Ogun state, after he was caught having sex with the latter’s wife, Tope, on their matrimonial bed, has been arraigned before an Ifo Magistrate Court.
Bankole allegedly took advantage of the woman’s (Tope) unstable mental condition to rape her, after he gave her N200 to buy food.
Muhammed, who had returned from a trip to Lagos Island, met Bankole on top of his wife and a fight ensued after which he reported the matter at the Ifo Police Division which led to the accused person’s arrest.
Bankole was arraigned in court on Thursday on two counts of unlawful sex and action likely to cause breach of the peace.
The charges read in part, “That you, Bankole Lawal, on October 11, 2016, at about 8.30am, at Truck Yard, Iya Ibadan area, Ifo, in the Ifo Magisterial District, did unlawfully have carnal knowledge of one Temitope, wife of one Abdullahi, in order to offend him, knowing that the woman is married, thereby committing an offence.”
According to the police prosecutor, Lyda Omotara, the offences were punishable under sections 231 (2) and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code (Revised Law) of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2006.
Bankole, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Adewale Soji admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate adjourned the case till November 23 for further hearing, adding that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment for one year.