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31-year-old man arraigned for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old

20 October 2016, 20:30

Lagos - ‎A 31-year-old man, Muhammed Hadi who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, was on Thursday docked at a Surulere chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Hadi, who lives at No. 11, Church St., Ijora-Badia, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that the accused committed the offense at No. 11, Church St., Ijora-Badia area of Lagos‎ at about 2.20.p.m on Oct. 3.

She said the accused was living in the same compound with the nine-year -old girl and that the residence had a general toilet.

Also read: Fake pastor defiles woman during spiritual deliverance

According to the prosecutor, the accused cornered the girl in the bathroom when her parents were not around and defiled her.

Osayande said that the offence violated sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

One of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while the other must be a civil servant on grade level 14, and they are to provide evidence of tax payments to the government.

The case was adjourned to Jan. 17 for advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions. (DPP).

 

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