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Teenage boy in court for allegedly defiling minor

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A seventeen-year-old boy, Sunday Omowaye, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, a fashion designer, resident at 14, Baale Street, Ilaje area in Ajah, a suburb of Lagos, was charged with defilement.

The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, a Police Inspector, told the court that the offence was committed on January 18, this year, inside a church in the area.

Ogu said the accused, who worshipped in that church, went there, claiming to take measurements of some of the church members.

“He met only the nine-year -old girl inside, ordered her to close the door and unknowingly, the girl did.

“He then threatened to kill the girl if she shouted and subsequently defiled her,” he said.

Ogu said thereafter, the girl ran to the security guard outside the church and told him what happened.

“Before the accused thought of leaving the church, the security guard had apprehended him,” he added.

He said the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused a bail of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until February 12, this year.


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