Lagos - A businessman, Hebrew Adis, 34, was on Monday charged before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Adis is facing a six-count charge of forceful penetration on virginity, causing grievous harm, having sexual intercourse without the victim’s consent, sexual assault, forceful dragging and deceiving the victim.
The accused, of Maracana Area of Olodi Apapa, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Soji Ojaokomo, told the court that Adis committed the offences on Oct. 8, at about 7:00 p.m. at No. 15, Rabiu Str., Maracana, Olodi, Apapa, Lagos.
Ojaokomo said that the accused dragged the complainant to an uncompleted building where he had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Sections 137, 259, 260, 260 (1), 261 and 263 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Sections 137 and 259 of the criminal law stated that the accused could be jailed for life, if found guilty of sexual abuse without the victim’s consent.
The Chief Magistrate, Oluyemisi Adelaja, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adelaja said that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the prosecutor.
The case was adjourned till November 14, for further mention.