A 35-year old man identified as Ganiu Faremi was allegedly caught forcefully having sex with her a 63-year old mentally challenged woman in Lagos State.
According to reports, the sad incident happened at Bolade Street, Oshodi area of Lagos.
The suspect had secretly removed the old woman’s clothes and forcefully engaged her in sex.
While he was still in the act, he was caught by the neighbours and forced to remove his dick from the woman’s private part.
He was then handed over to the Police in the area who later transferred him to the Gender Section of the Police Command, where operatives further interrogated him over the act.
Confessing his crime, the suspect claimed he did it with the consent of the woman because she did not resist before he was caught by the neighbours.
After thorough interrogation, the Police found him culpable and subsequently charged the man before the Ogba Magistrates Court for having unlawful carnal knowledge with the physically and mentally challenged woman, which is statutory rape.
During his trial, the Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Supol Bisi Ogunleye, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
Mrs. E. Kubeinje, the Presiding Magistrate ordered his remand in correctional centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending the outcome of the DPP’s report.
The Court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP while the matter was adjourned till 15th February, 2022.
The adjournment is done for the report of the DPP to be ready, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.