Joe Osein, a 19-year-old Ghanaian accused of raping a teenager, was arraigned before an Osun State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday.
Osein, who raped the victim alongside his Nigerian accomplice, one Gbenga Ayelangbe, said he had earlier taken several bottles of alcohol and smoked cigarettes, thus making him lose his right thinking.
On his part, Ayelangbe said his wife left him after a misunderstanding, adding that though he did not drink alcohol, he could not control his urge on the day of the incident.
The police prosecutor, Abiodun Fagboyinbo, said Osein confessed to feeling bad after he had committed the crime alongside one Gbenga Ayelangbe, a commercial motorcyclist, on June 16, 2019, around 10pm in Osogbo.
Osein and Ayelangbe beat the victim before taking her on a motorcycle to the latter’s residence in the Kolawole area of Osogbo, where they allegedly raped her, stole her mobile phone and bag containing the sum of N34,500.
The prosecutor added that the offences contravened Cap 516 A(1) , 335, 357 and 390(4) B, Laws of Osun State, 2003.
The two, who were arraigned on five counts bordering on rape and stealing, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate, M. Awodele, remanded them in prison and adjourned the matter till July 30, 2019.