Paedophile Malian docked for raping 13-yr-old girl in Lagos

A Malian national resident in Lagos has been arraigned before a court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

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A Malian resident in Lagos State, Suleman Buhari, has been docked before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court sitting in the state, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

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Buhari, a 50-year-old real estate agent, according to The Nation, was said to have raped the girl who is the daughter of his neighbour, at the Oja Oba Market in Lagos Island on October 5, 2016.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Ajaga Agboko, told the court presided by Mrs. O. Ogunbowale, that a neighbour saw the girl sneaking into the accused room and alerted her mother who went to see what the girl was doing there, only to find Buhari having sexual intercourse with the minor.

“The defendant, who hails from Mali, was arrested after a neighbour in the area saw the teenager entering the defendant’s room and alerted her mother.

When the mother of the girl and the neighbour got there, they saw the girl and the defendant entangled naked on the floor.

The girl later told them that the defendant started having carnal knowledge of her since July.

She said on that day, he sent her on an errand and when she got back, he shut the door and ordered her to pull her clothes and then raped her,” Sergeant Agboko said.

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When the two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual assault were read to Buhari, he pleaded not guilty and Magistrate Ogunbowale granted him bail and adjourned the case till November 9, 2016, for hearing.

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