Saturday, April 16, 2016

2 Teenage Boys Remanded For Molesting A 9yrs Old Girl In Lagos



Two teenage boys, who allegedly raped a 9-year-old girl, were on Friday remanded at the Lagos State Correctional Centre by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused at the Correctional Centre for Boys in Isheri, a suburb of Lagos.

Mr. Elias adjourned the case till April 27 for bail application.

The accused, 15 and 16 years old, are students and living with their parents in Agege area of Lagos State.

The boys are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement.



The Prosecutor, Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the offences were committed on April 5 at No. 21, James Okiki St., Agege, Lagos.

Mr. Aigbokhan said that the accused lured the girl to the house of one of them under the pretext of helping her with her home work.

“Thereafter, the accused defiled the girl,” he said.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 137 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

In a separate case, the court also ordered the remand of a 22-year-old man, Ajayi Michael, for allegedly molesting a neighbour’s 4-year-old daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the accused be remanded at Kirikiri Prison and adjourned the case till April 20 for the bail application.

The accused, an unemployed who lives at No. 8, Adeyemi St., Egbeda, a suburb of Lagos is being tried on a count charge of defilement.

The Prosecutor, Benedict Aigbokhan told the court that the offence was committed on April 2 at the accused residence.

Mr. Aigbokhan said that the accused called the victim into his room and raped her.

“The victim came out of the accused room touching her private part, and when she was asked, she told the mother it was “uncle that touched me,” Mr. Aigbokhan said.

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

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
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