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Teenage boy arraigned for allegedly defiling minor in church

Lagos – A 17-year-old boy, Sunday Omowaye, who allegedly defiled a 9-year-old girl was on Friday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ court.

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The accused, a fashion designer who resides at 14, Baale St., Ilaje area in Ajah, suburb of Lagos, was charged with defilement.

The Prosecutor Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 18 inside a church in Ilaje area of Ajah, Lagos.

Ogu said that the accused who worshipped in that church went there, claiming that he went to the church to take measurements of some of the church members.

“He met only the 9- year -old girl inside, ordered her to close the door and unknowingly, the girl did.

“He then threatened to kill the girl if she shouted and subsequently defiled her, “he said.

Ogu said that thereafter the girl ran to the security guard outside the church and told him what happened.

“Before the accused thought of leaving the church, the security guard had apprehended him,” he added.

The prosecutor said the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 12 for mention. (NAN)


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