A 36 year old Martins ukemezie,a spare parts seller of No 114,Meiran road,Meiran. A suburb of lagos,is being tried for rape by an ikeja chief magistrates court,for allegedely raping a 13 year old groundnut seller,who came to sell groundnut to him.
Martins, was believed to have committed the offence in his residence on june 4,when he called the 13 year old hawker into his house on the pretext,that he wanted to patronise her.He forcefully shut the door,covered her mouth and raped her.
Martin, was arrested by the police for the offence which contravened section 262 of the criminal law of lagos state,2015(revised).
The Chief Magistrate,P E Nwaka,refused to take the plea by the accused,but ordered that he should be remanded in prison.Nwaka subsequently adjourned the case.