On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 45-year old security guard Richard Mathew was docked before the Ikeja magistrate court, for raping 14-year old girl.
The police Prosecutor Rachael Williams, in charge number MIK/D/14/2015 alleged that Mathew unlawfully forced and had sexual intercourse with a 14-year old girl without her consent, an offence which is punishable under section 258(1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state.
Mathew pleaded not guilty, as the Chief Magistrate Tajudeen A. Elias granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties.
However, the two sureties must show evidence of their tax payment for two years and have Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA papers.
Mathew will remain in prison custody at Kirikiri Medium Prison, Apapa until the bail conditions have been met.
The case was adjourned to Wednesday, August 12, 2015.