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In Lagos Trader docked over alleged defilement of neighbour’s minor

The accused is facing one-count charge of defilement.

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For alleged defilement of his neighbour’s daughter, a 37-year-old trader was on Monday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, Jimoh Jibunor, who lives at Opeloyeru St., Idimu, Lagos, is facing one-count charge of defilement.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 4 at the accused residence.

“The accused sent the 10-year-old girl on an errand and at her return, he shut the door and defiled her,’’ he said.

The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O Osunsanmi, granted the accused N400, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to Jan. 30 for mention.

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