Lagos - A 16-year-old teenager, who
allegedly defiled two minors, was on Monday docked before an Ikeja Magistrates'
The accused, a student, who lives at Oke-Ira, Ogba, a suburb
of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge bordering on defilement and assault.
The prosecutor, Sgt Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the
offences were committed on Nov. 12 at the accused residence.
"The accused lives with his parents in the same house
with the victims and so it was easy for him to defile the girls, aged: two and
"It was the cry of the two-year-old girl that attracted
her mother and the accused was apprehended," the prosecutor said.
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The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravene
Sections 137 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sections 137
and 259 stipulate imprisonment for life for the offender if found guilty.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused
to a bail of one million naira with two sureties in like sum.
As part of the bail condition, the magistrate ordered the
accused to deposit N250,000 into the court registrar’s account and adjourned
the case to Jan. 6 for mention.