By Adebayo Williams
A man has landed in trouble and could be jailed after he recorded himself raping a 19-year-old girl in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State. The 31-year-old man, Kingsley Benjamin, was arraigned before the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Benjamin has been slapped with a two-count charge of obscenity and rape. Obscenity carries a penalty of N450,000 fine or three years imprisonment if found guilty. Rape carries a life sentence as stipulated in Section 258.
He pleaded not guilty to the crime. Benjamin, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Magistrate, Helen Omisore, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum. She said that one of the sureties must be a close relation of the accused. She adjourned the case till 7 November for mention.