A couple Ramoni Lateef, 40, and his wife Omolara Alashe, 36, have been remanded by an Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, for allegedly sexually assaulting and stealing from their 19-year-old house maid.

They committed the crime in March 2023 at their residence at Igbonla, Ketu, Lagos State.

After hearing the police prosecutor Inspector Donjor Perezi presiding judge, Mrs M.O. Tanimola, ordered the accused couple to be kept at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre. She adjourned the case till June 8 2023.

Narrating the girl’s ordeal to the court Inspector Perezi said: “Alashe often assualted the victim and penetrated her virgina with her fingers till she started bleeding.

” In the middle of the night she would wake the girl up and make her husband have sex with her without the girl’s consent.

“She also denied the victim of her salaries, seized her GTB ATM card as well as her sim card.

“She also converted her salaries to her own personal use.”

The offences, according to Perezi , contravened the provisions of Sections 260, 137, 287 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 260 stipulates life imprisonment, while 287 attracts three years jail term for stealing.

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