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30-year Old Man Arrested Over Alleged Rape Of Teenager

A 30-year-old man, Ikechukwu Michael, was on Monday, arraigned before an FCT High Court, Zuba, Abuja, over alleged rape of a 17-year old girl.
Michael who resides at Angwan Cement, Life Camp, is being charged with rape.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Umoh Inah, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 21, 2022 when he had a carnal knowledge of a 17-year old girl.
He said that the offense contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Lawrence John, prayed the court to admit the defendant to bail in line with Sections 165 and162 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
John said that the defendant was presumed innocent until proven otherwise, and promised to provide a reliable surety if he was granted bail.
Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya, granted the defendant bail with one surety who must be related to him, and must be a civil servant not below Grade Level 14.
Ogbonnaya also ordered the defendant to always appear in court for his trial or risked revocation of the bail.
She adjourned the matter until Nov. 4 for hearing.

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