A 39-year-old bricklayer, who threw a sex worker inside a gutter after raping her, was yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.
The bricklayer, Richard Edet, was made to face a two-count charge of stealing and rape.
The prosecutor, Corporal Friday Mameh, told the court that the defendant, committed the alleged offence when he met one Gloria Obihor, at a party and told her that he works with Mobil.
He said that Mr. Edet unlawfully assaulted the complainant sexually after deceived her about what he is does to earn a living.
According to Mameh, “They took a taxi and the defendant pointed at a house and said that was his residence. After they left the bar, the defendant raped the victim, threw her inside a gutter and stole her property and money. She shouted for help, but nobody was around to help her.”
The properties that were stolen are Samsung X6 phone, valued at N92,000; Malado wristwatch, valued N40,000; perfume valued at N16,000 and a cash sum of N13,000.
The victim later saw him at Oniru Beach and raised alarm, but he escaped, only to be caught at Oniru Estate, after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to escape again.