Unfortunately, information gathered revealed that the victim turned out to be the suspect’ aunt’s daughter from Umuezeleke family in Azia town in Ihiala local government in Anambra State.
According to the police source, the victim left her parents’ house in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos and was taken to a hotel in Ikorodu where she was drugged with apple, raped and then abandoned by the suspect despite her condition.
It was while she was wandering in Ikorodu the next day that a Samaritan met her and contacted her mom.
The girl was handed over to her mom at Ketu police station.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that Chukwukere met the victim on Facebook and they started love chatting since last year.
However, last week, Chukwukere invited her out and they arranged to meet at Oshodi area of Lagos.
When the victim arrived at Oshodi, she contacted the suspect who reportedly took her to the hotel in Ikorodu.
The matter was reported to the police at Aguda division who trailed the suspect through his Facebook page and got him arrested at Second Gate in Agidingbi area of Ikeja where he sells second hand vehicles and spare parts.
The suspect was charged before Surulere Magistrate and Family court on Tuesday with the alleged offence and he pleaded not guilty.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that it was at the court that the suspect’s father recognised the girl’s mom as one of his relatives.
The court, however granted Chukwukere bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties and one of the sureties must own a land property in Lagos.
The court also ordered the prosecutor, Inspector Benson to duplicate his file and send to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 7 April 2017.