ODINGO Emmanuel, called ‘Dingo’, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to allegedly raping a 36-year-old woman at the Imbaimadai Landing, on the Upper Mazaruni River in 2018.
Emmanuel, 48, who was arraigned at the Suddie High Court before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry denied that on August 11, 2018, at Imbaimadai Landing, he’d engaged in sexual penetration with the 36-year-old.
A jury has been empanelled, and hearing is expected to commence shortly. The State is represented by prosecutor Tiffini Lyken.
According to reports, on the day in question, the victim came home to find Emmanuel lying in wait for her in the house. After throwing her to the ground, he allegedly proceeded to rape her. The assault was, however, interrupted when the victim’s reputed husband came home and pulled Emmanuel off of her. Emmanuel somehow managed to escape, but was recently arrested.