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Court remands teenager for defiling four-year-old sister

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, in Lagos, remanded a 16-year-old teenager (name withheld) at a correctional home for defiling his four-year-old sister.

The magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, who gave the ruling, said the boy should remain in the correctional centre in Ikeja, pending sentence.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accused, who lived with his parents at Ipaja, was arraigned for defilement.

He, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence at the residence of his parents last year, where he “had sexual intercourse with the minor.”

Ayorinde said the accused always had sex with his sister whenever their parents were not at home, adding: “The school of the girl discovered some abnormalities in her, following which she was questioned and she explained what her brother always did to her.

“The school reported the case to the Police and the accused was arrested.”

The offence, which is in violation of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, carries a life imprisonment.

The magistrate reserved judgment until July 9.


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