Businessman rapes ‘Facebook girlfriend’ in Lagos

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27-year-old businessman, Ebuka Eze, was allegedly remanded by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for raping a 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

Eze will remain in custody pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The defendant was arraigned before Chief Magistrate, P. E. Nwaka on a one count charge of child defilement contrary to Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 19 at his 25, Ayodele Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos home.

The defendant, he said, had invited the victim, who he met on Facebook, to his house, where she was raped.

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