Friday , 20 October 2017

Court grants man N500, 000 bail for defiling 11 year old girl

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has released on a bail of N500, 000, a 32-year-old man, Chibuike Marizu, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl.

The suspect  is facing a charge of defilement to which he pleaded not guilty before ‎Chief Magistrate, Ipaye Nwachukwu.

‎She said one of the sureties must be a civil servant of not less than Grade Level 14, while the other surety must be a landed property owner in Lagos with an evidence of tax payment.

Nwachukwu directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, had told the court that ‎ the accused committed the offence at No. 3, Yinka Bello St., NEPA Bus Stop in Ejigbo area of Lagos at about 8am on Feb.23.

‎She said the accused, whose shop is located at No. 3, Yinka Bello Street, sent the 11-year-old girl on an errand and on her return, he closed the door of the shop and assaulted her sexually. ‎

‎Osayande said the girl reported the incident to her mother which led to the arrest of the accused.

‎The offence contravened Sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.‎

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for child defilement.‎

‎The case was adjourned until May 9.

(NAN)

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