A 19-year-old boy was arraigned before a Yaba chief magistrate’s court in Lagos on Monday for allegedly raping a visually impaired octogenarian.
The suspect, Avoseh Satingo who was charged with rape, was ordered to be remanded in prison custody by Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa following the advice of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The Police had on March 24 charged the teenager with raping an octogenarian on her bed.
The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the accused, who resides at the Cele Church Bus Stop, Bilewu Oshoffa area, Agbovipe village, Badagry, raped the grandmother in her room.
According to him, Satingo committed the offence on February 17 at 1p.m.
He said: “Satingo took advantage of the condition of the blind complainant and raped her on her bed.
“He was apprehended by members of the community who sighted him coming out of his victim’s room as she cried for help.”
He said the offence contravened Sections 258 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The court had in March, adjourned the case pending the DPP’s advice.