Husband, Wife Rape 16-Year-Old Husekeeper

A 42 year old man and his wife –  Ezechima and Uzoima Patrick – who reside at No.14, Iyajesha St., Amikonle in Alagbado, a Lagos suburb, have been arrested for conspiring to rape their 16-year-old housekeeper.

They were charged before the Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba today on three counts of conspiracy, child defilement and rape.

The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu disclosed that the accused committed the offenses between June 1 and June 4 at their residence.

He alleged that the husband conspired with his wife to rape the teenage housekeeper.

“Patrick conspired with his wife to defile the 16-year-old girl. Uzoima had overpowered the girl for the husband to rape her.’’

According to Anyanwu, Uzoima threatened to stab her with a knife to force her to cooperate with her husband.

He said the offenses contravened Sections 137, 258 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 258 stipulates life imprisonment for rape.

However, the couple, denied the charge, and the Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of
N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was then adjourned to 22nd September for further hearing  

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