31-yr-old man faces child defilement charge

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that the accused committed the offences at his apartment on March 14.

Apapa Magistrate Court, Lagos

Adebayo, who resides in Badagry area of Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault.

Kokoye said the accused lured the girl into his apartment with biscuits and had defiled her.

“The cry of the girl alerted a neighbour, who broke into the room and to her surprise, she caught the accused inserting his fingers into the girl’s private part."

“The case was reported at the police station and the accused was immediately arrested,” said Kokoye.

The offences contravened Sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for child rape.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned until May 21 for mention.

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