A staff of a new generation bank, Essien Akpan, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s wife, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ajegunle, reports TOPCELEBRITIES.
The banker who resides on Prince Fadina Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, is facing a one count charge of sexual assault
The victim, a housewife and a mother of four, said: “Before the incident Akpan had told me he loves me and I told him that it cannot work because I am a married woman with four children. But he kept pestering me until the day he raped me.
“I was picking my children’s clothes from the line, without knowing that he was outside, when all of a sudden he removed my rapper and started raping me from behind. I shouted for help but nobody came to my rescue.”
However, the banker said: “On March 28, at about 11:30p.m., she called me to come and make love to her which I did and then I told her that I love her. “She now asked me why I did not tell her earlier and I said I was afraid.”
The prosecutor, Sergeant Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the incident occurred at about 2a.m., on March 30, at the address mentioned above. Magistrate L. Y. Balogun granted the defendant N50,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum. She said the sureties must show evidence of livelihood and tax clearance, and then adjourned till September 17 for mention.