Opeyemi allegedly r*ped the Junior Secondary School 3 pupil in September 2015 on Ayoola Street, in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos, where the duo lived.
Fifteen-year-old Sade told the police that she was asleep around 11pm in September when the suspect allegedly sneaked to her side and r*ped her.
It was gathered that Sade had lived with her grandfather, identified only as Richard, in the community for years while the suspect started living with Baba Richard about a year ago.
Opeyemi moved to Baba Richard’s residence after his parents reportedly had a disagreement, which severed their relationship.
She said, “One night I was sleeping when Opeyemi came to meet me and r*ped me. On that day, I saw bloodstain on my clothes and I felt pain in my body. I told my grandpa that I was not feeling good. He gave me medicine and I was alright. I did not know I was pregnant until I went to my father’s place. It was my stepmother who discovered the pregnancy.”
However, Opeyemi said it was the girl who seduced him, adding that he indulged in the act when he could no longer control himself.
He said, “The girl seduced me, but I initially resisted it. It came to a stage I could no longer hold it and we had s*x. I was afraid to report the issue, but it later led to pregnancy.”
The police, however, arraigned 17yrs old Opeyemi before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba on one count of r*pe.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.
The presiding magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N250,000, with two responsible sureties.
The case has been adjourned till March 2, 2016, for trial.