An engineer, Chikezie Okwubie, accused of raping a 25-year-old woman, was on Friday charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, 35, who lives at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah on Lagos-Epe Expressway, is facing a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.
The prosecutor, Ignatus Okeke, told the court that the offence was committed on September 14 at 9.00 pm at the estate.
Mr. Okeke said the accused, a friend of the complainant, lured her to his apartment before raping her.
He said the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Yetunde Pinheiro, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The case has been adjourned till September 16 pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).