A 23-year-old man, Sunday Akano, was yesterday remanded in prison by a Magistrate’s Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, for allegedly raping his friend’s wife.
The case according to report was transferred from ‘D’ Division, Adewole Police Station to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Ilorin.
It stated that on March 4th, the victim reported at the station that while at her sister’s house at Agbo- Oba area, she received a call from an unknown number and that in the course of discussion, she discovered that it was Sunday Akano, a friend to her husband.
She said the suspect told her that her husband was with him in his house and that she should join them. The complainant alleged that when she arrived the suspect’s house, she asked after her husband, but Sunday held her at the neck and threatened to kill her if she struggled with him. She added that the accused overpowered and raped her.
The prosecution said: “Investigation conducted showed that Sunday Akano lured the victim to his house under the pretext of settling a problem between his friend and the wife. But when she got there, he raped her.”
The court could not take the plea and Magistrate F.O. Olokoyo ordered that the accused be remanded at Mandala Prison Yard. The case has been adjourned to March 30.