By Ebere Nwafor
The police, yesterday, arraigned a 14-year-old student before an Abule Egba magistrate’s court, Lagos, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl.
The teenager is facing a charge of defilement of a child.
The prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, told the court that the offence was committed on September 9, at Iyalode Street, Agege, Lagos.
The prosecutor said: “The accused inserted his finger into the private part of a five-year-old girl with the intent to have carnal knowledge of her.”
Williams said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 137 provides that any person who has sexual intercourse with a child is guilty of a felony and is liable to life imprisonment, but the accused pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case till October 8 for hearing.