A 30-year old man, Alli Laminu, has been caught after he allegedly lured a pregnant woman and attempted to rape her by force armed with a knife inside an uncompleted building in Lagos.
The incident happened at the uncompleted building located at Powerline Street, Isheri Olofin area of Igando, Lagos, where they reside.
It was gathered that Laminu reportedly lured the victim into the uncompleted building, brought out a knife and threatened her to remove her clothes in order to engage her in a sex romp despite the fact that she was heavily pregnant.
The woman, who was said to be visibly helpless, had removed her clothes including her pant before one of the residents went to the place and caught him in the act.
The victim was rescued and the suspect, Laminu, was handed over to the Police at Igando Division for the dastardly act.
After interrogation, the Police found him culpable and later charged him before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Njue, asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police to prove the matter.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The Court ordered him to be remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail conditions. The matter was adjourned till 21st August, 2019.
The defendant, Laminu, escaped being charged for rape because he had not penetrated the victim, which would have landed him into prison for several years.