For allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 10-year-old daughter, a teenager, was charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, yesterday.
The accused, aged 17, who lives in Agbado, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on December 2 and 9 at the accused residence and discovered by the victim’s mother.
‘Her mother caught him’
Ogu said: “The victim’s mother caught them in the act and raised an alarm. It was at the police station that the victim said the accused sexually harassed her on two occasions.”
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused N250,000 bail with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to February 8 for mention.
The court also ordered the remand of six men in prison custody over alleged murder of an Army Colonel.