A taxi driver, Ikechukwu Onyia, 48, was on Monday arraigned before a Enugu High Court judge for allegedly raping another man’s wife.
Onyia was earlier brought before an Enugu South Magistrates’ Court for forcefully having carnal advantage of another man’s wife.
He was subsequently granted bail and the case transferred to the high court for trial.
Narrating the incident, the accused said that on Sept. 20, 2012, his female friend of more than three years called him to pick her at the motor park with his cab and that he took her to his house.
He said, “After staying with me in my house, she told me her problem and I gave her some money, dropped her at a bus stop and went my way.”
He alleged that it was in the course of dropping her that the complainant showed her a man she identified as her cousin.
The accused said that he was surprised when the police invaded his house the following morning requesting him to follow them to Udi Police Station where the man she identified as her cousin accused him of raping his wife.
“I took them with my cab to the police station and the man was threatening me that I will not go scot free for sleeping with his wife.
“I told the man that I have been befriending the complainant for a long time and she never told me that she was married.”
He said that he was granted bail at Udi but the complainant reported the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department where he was arrested and charged to court.
The presiding Judge, Mrs Catherine Nwobodo, adjourned the matter till Jan. 23, 2017 for adoption of written addresses.
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