A 12-Year-Old Primary 5 pupil was allegedly raped by her 53-Year-Old proprietor. The alleged rapist , Mr Lemmy Amachi Chukwu was on Monday arraigned before the Ukwa East Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Akwete, Abia State.
The DPO of Ukwa east police division , Chris Kpatuma , told the court that the offence was commited on the 20th february in the school compound.
It was gathered that the accused went into hiding immediately the offence was committed , as men of the police launched a Man haunt for him. It was when he thought the matter had died down and came out from hiding that police arrested him.
The prosecution also told the court that the accused, who also works for the Abia State Government as a school teacher in the same local government had on the said date, invited the pupil to his office where he allegedly forcibly had carnal knowledge of her.
Kpatuma prayed the court not to grant the accused bail since it took the police time to arrest him, saying he could jump bail.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the trial chief magistrate remanded him in Aba prisons while the case was adjourned to Friday, March 28, 2014.
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