A suspected rapist, Bayonne Lekan, on Friday told a Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lagos, that he has never had an erection in his life.
The 32-year-old engineer made the declaration while dismissing the allegation that he raped a minor at a construction site in Lagos.
Lekan, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of child defilement leveled against him by the police
Testifying against him, police prosecutor, Inspector Nurudeen Thomas told the court that the 32-year-old committed the offence in May at Maduko Street, Ikoyi area of the state.
The Police inspector said the 32-year-old was working at a site close to the eight-year-old girl’s house, from where he lured her to the site and eventually raped her.
“The girl went to their neighbour’s house to play when the parents went out and that was where the accused saw her and lured her to the project site and raped her,” Nurudeen testified.
Nurudeen said the police have evidence to back up the allegation that the engineer violated the girl.
The offence contravenes Section 262 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).
Reacting to the inspector’s claim, the 32-year-old, however, denied committing the crime.
Lekan, who pleaded not guilty, described the charge as “laughable.’’
The engineer informed the court that medical analysis had certified him impotent.
“I am innocent of the charge because I have never had an erection in my life,’’ he claimed.
Lekan also prayed the court to grant him bail.
Opposing the bail, the prosecutor, said: “Your Worship, I am against granting the accused bail because he can jump bail.
“It is also in the interest of justice and public safety for him to be kept in detention to prevent a repeat of such act while this case is still pending.”
The Chief Magistrate, Kikelomo Ayeye, in her ruling, granted Lekan bail in the sum N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Ayeye also ordered that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for advice.