Lagos salesman remanded for raping mentally ill woman
David Okon, a 22-year-old sales representative, has been placed on remand by a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State in connection with the alleged rape of Folake, a mentally disabled lady, in the state’s Lekki neighborhood.
According to reports, Folake, who was said to be virgin at the time of the occurrence, traveled to Lagos from Abeokuta, Ogun State, to visit her sick aunt.
But she began to follow the woman to her workplace.
The aunt’s coworker Okon is alleged to have made sexual approaches toward her ever since she first began stopping by the store, but she rejected him.
He was accused of raping the victim as she was bleeding from her intimate areas.
While Okon was detained after being caught, Folake reportedly reported to her aunt and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
On Monday, Thomas Nurudeen, the police prosecutor, informed the court that Okon committed the crime on Tunde Joda Street in Ikate, in the Lekki region of the state, on November 23, 2022, about 6 o’clock.
Nurudeen further stated that the offense was sanctioned under Section 260 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.
The charge read, “ That you, David Okon, on November 23, 2022, around 6pm on Tunde Joda Street, off White Sand, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did have unlawful sexual intercourse with one Folake without her consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
Given that the prisoner had been in custody for two months, the defense attorney begged the court to give him bail.
The Magistrate, P.E. Nwaka, denied the request and remanded Okon for 30 days in a detention facility.
Nwaka adjourned the case till February 22, 2023.