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Transporter Arrested For Raping A Married Woman In Enugu

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A 48-year-old man, Ikechukwu Onyia, was on Monday arraigned before a Enugu High Court judge for allegedly raping another man’s wife.

Onyia, a transporter, was earlier brought before an Enugu South Magistrates’ Court for forcefully having sex with the woman, but he was subsequently granted bail and the case transferred to the high court for trial.

Narrating the incident, Onyia said that on September 20, 2012, his female friend of more than three years [now married] called him to pick her at the motor park with his car and that they later went to his house together.

He said, “After staying with me in my house, she told me her problem and I gave her some money, dropped her at a bus stop and went my way.”

He said it was in the course of dropping her that she showed him a man she identified as her cousin. He said that he was surprised when the police invaded his house the following morning requesting him to follow them to Udi Police Station where the man she identified as her cousin accused him of raping his wife.

“I took them with my car to the police station and the man was threatening me that I will not go scot free for sleeping with his wife. I told the man that I have been befriending the woman for a long time and she never told me that she was married.”

He said that he was granted bail at Udi but the complainant reported the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department where he was arrested and charged to court again.

The presiding Judge, Mrs Catherine Nwobodo, has adjourned the matter till January 23, 2017 for adoption of written addresses.


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