A man who sells roasted meat popularly known as Suya has been charged to court following the news of him allegedly desecrating a young girl.
The suya seller, identified as Dawuda Ibrahim has been taken to an Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court for the alleged crime.
According to the reports gathered by City Round the victim used to be a steady customer of the Suspect.
Dawuda has been making advances at the girl who happens to be a minor; he has been asking her out, but she rejected his proposals.
According to City Round, on the 28 of February 2020, The victim went to buy suya from Dawuda, and the suspect laced the particular meat he had given to her with love portion.
Oblivious of the mischievous act by Dawuda, she ate the meat and ended up following him to Enugu.
According to reports, it was at Enugu that Dawuda took advantage of her and defiled her.
In any case, the suspect was arraigned on Thursday on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.
Speaking to the court, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Mathias Eze said that the offence was punishable under Section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.
The charge read, “That you, Dawuda Ibrahim, on February 28, 2020, at Ugwuehara village, within Abakaliki Magisterial District, did unlawfully with an intent to have sexual intercourse with a girl, lured her to a place in Enugu State where you caressed by touching her breasts and other parts of body including her private parts, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty. He was granted bail by the chief magistrate in charge of the case, Mrs Nnenna Onuoha.
Mrs Onuoha granted him bail in the sum of ₦50,000 with one surety to pay the same amount of money and must be resident within the jurisdiction of Abakaliki.
The surety must also provide evidence of identification, such as National ID, voter card and passport.
The matter was adjourned till April 4, 2020, for hearing.