Monday, May 22, 2017

Secondary school pupil, 14, on trial for raping co-tenant’s daughter


A 14-year-old secondary school student, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter, is facing trial at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, who resides with his parents at 41 , Odo-Oba St., Bariga, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.

The accused, according to Police Prosecutor Raphael Donny, broke into the toilet where the underage girl was defecating and defiled her.

He said the accused committed the offence sometime in December 2016 at their tenement building.

“It was the cry of the girl that alerted the mother, who immediately rushed to the scene.

“When the mother saw blood stains on the child’s clothes, she shouted and efforts to apprehend the boy were unsuccessful as he ran away from the house.

“The case was reported at the police station while the boy was later sighted in Agege and arrested by the police.”

The accused, however, denied the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs D. Abegunde, admitted the accused to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde, however, ordered that the accused should be remanded in the Boys Correctional Centre, Oregun in Ikeja until when the bail condition would be met.

Before adjourning the case until June 5, she directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

(NAN)

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