Folarin Olorunto (29) reportedly threatened his sister-in-law with a knife to be able to rape her.

The bus driver, who was separated from his wife, visited his child in the custody of the wife on June 17 on Odushola Street, Aboru, when he committed the offence.

On getting to the house, the defendant met the 17-year-old sister-in-law at home, and when he discovered she was the only one at home, he shut the door.

The defendant brought out a knife and threatened to stab the girl if she would not cooperate with him; hence, he succeeded in raping her.

He ran away after committing the crime but was later sighted and apprehended by the police.

This was how police prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, narrated the incident on Monday when Olorunto appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The driver, who resides on Odushola Street, Aboru, Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, is standing trial on counts of rape and threat to life.

The offences contravened Sections 56 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 but the driver pleaded not guilty to the two counts.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and then adjourned the case until July 17 for mention.