A 25 -year-old auto mechanic , Kayode Oladipupo , who allegedly raped a teenage girl , was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court .
The accused , who resides at 15 , Shobayo St ., Abule Egba , a suburb of Lagos , is being tried for rape.
The prosecutor , Insp . Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan . 3 , at Ile Epo market area, Abule Egba Road.
Ogu said that the accused and the complainant , a 15 -year -old girl , met that day at their friend ’s birthday party.
“ The accused called the girl outside the party venue to ask her out but she refused and was about walking away from the accused when he gave her a slap on the face .
“ Before the complainant recovered from the slap, the accused had dragged her to an uncompleted building and raped her, ‘’ he said .
Ogu said that thereafter, the girl ran to a nearby Police station to report and the accused was arrested .
The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 .
The accused , however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate , Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused a bail of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case until Feb . 5, for mention