A 26- year-old man,identified as Okechukwu Mgbemgasa, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter
He is facing a one-count charge of defiling a nine-year-old girl.
The accused is an unemployed man and a resident at Ishashi town, a suburb of Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offence was committed on July 21, at the residence of the accused.
Donny said that the accused saw the girl in the toilet and took advantage of the situation and defiled her.
“It was the cry of the girl that alerted some neighbours who raced to the scene, and the accused was apprehended.
He said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Folakemi Davies-Abegunde, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Aug. 21, for mention.
Source: ( PM News )
via: INFORMATION NIGERIA