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Mechanic sent to Kirikiri prison for raping, impregnating 15-yr-old girl

A mechanic who defiled and impregnated a teenager has been remanded in prison.

A pregnant girl (For Illustration)

A 30-year-old mechanic, Soliu Arolu, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Minimum Prison for allegedly raping an impregnating a 15-year-old girl in Lagos.

The sentence was handed down on Arolu by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate T.O. Shomade after he was charged on a two-count charge bordering on defilement.

Arolu who resides at No. 2, Adewusi Lane, off Ajegunle Street, Ilupeju area of the state along with the parents of the victim, was said to have had sex with the girl of different occasions resulting in the pregnancy of the teenager.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Eigbokhon, told the court that the offences were committed sometime in September 2015 and only came to light when her mother discovered she was pregnant.

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“It was when the victim’s mother discovered that she was pregnant that she told her that it was the accused that defiled her,” Eigbokhon said.

He added that the offence contravened Sections 137 and 263(1) (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Arolu would be in prison till January 27 when his bail application would be entertained.

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