A 24-year-old man, Oribamise Jimoh has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
Jimoh committed the offence on Sept 16 in his apartment, No 9, Owonikoko Street, Ayoba, Lagos.
The prosecutor, Insp. Cliffod Ogu told the court that Jimoh lured the minor into his room in the pretext of sending her on an errand and defiled her.
“The accused defiled the girl in his room, gave her N30 and told her not to tell anyone and that if she did, she would die.
“The girl walked strangely and her mother’s sister who noticed it called the mother’s attention to it.
“The girl narrated everything that the accused did to her to them,” the prosecutor said.
He said the offence contravened Section 137 and 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Oct. 10 for mention.