A middle-aged man, Dominic Abutu, has been arraigned in court by the police on Friday in a Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for unlawfully detaining a 20-year-old girl for sexual purpose.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Abutu of Karimo, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful detention and rape, to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, John Simon, said that the matter was reported by Jennifer Buba at the Wuse Police Station on Oct. 20.
Simon said that the complainant received a call from her niece stating that she was held hostage by the defendant at his house, adding that the victim was staying at Mpape with her Aunt before the defendant got her a job as a housemaid in Maitama.
The prosecutor said that after some days the victim called the defendant and complained that she didn’t like the place she was working. Simon said that the defendant asked her to come to his house so that he could take her to another house to work, adding that since then, the defendant unlawfully detained the victim against her will to have unlawful sexual intercourse with her as a sex slave.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 273 and 275 of Penal Code. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Senior Magistrate, Fatima Bukar, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200, 000 with a surety in like sum and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, The matter has been adjourned till Nov. 14 for hearing.