A 16 year old boy, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The suspect, an apprentice and resident of No 26, Biyi Adeyemo Street Igando, Lagos was charged with defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Inspector Clifford Ogu, police prosecutor told the court that the offence was committed on July 26 at the suspect’s residence.
Ogu said that the accused called his neighbour’s daughter into his room on the pretext of sending her on an errand.
His words: “The accused allegedly defiled the girl and told her not to tell anyone, but the following day when the mother was bathing her the girl was shouting.’’
The prosecutor said that in an effort to find out the reason for the girl shouting, the girl told her mother that the suspect put something inside her private part.
He said that the suspect was arrested based on the girl’s claim.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge and Mrs Taiwo Akanni, the Chief Magistrate of the court granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum, while the case was adjourned until August 28 for mention.