A trader, Ifeanyi Chukwuka, 29, has been charged with rape at the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, Nigeria.
He was alleged to have taken a six-year old girl into his apartment at 21, Alfa Egan Street, off Isuti Road, Egan, a suburb of Lagos and had carnal knowledge of her.
He was unlucky as the mother of the victim saw her little girl going into his house and crying when she came out.
A close observation of the girl by the mother revealed that some fluid suspected to be sperm was coming out of her private part. She confronted the accused with her findings and reported the incident to policemen at the Igando police station.
The accused was arrested and charged before the Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court with rape. An offence punishable under Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 17, Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge but the prosecutor told the court that the complainant, the mother of the victim, was no longer interested in the matter and had tendered a letter to withdraw the matter from court.
The magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami, struck out the case citing the withdrawal letter by the complainant.