Lagos Court Remands 27-Year-Old Man for Alleged Sexual Assault of Neighbor’s 8-Year-Old Daughter

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By Milcah Tanimu

Owolabi Olabisi, a 27-year-old man, has been remanded at a correctional centre by the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos. This comes in connection with the alleged sexual assault of his neighbor’s eight-year-old daughter. Olabisi had entered a guilty plea for the charge of sexual assault by penetration.

The state counsel, Ms. Abimbola Abolade, informed the court that the accused committed the offense on January 18, 2023, in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos. According to Abolade, Olabisi allegedly sexually assaulted the eight-year-old girl by penetrating her vagina with a finger, contravening the Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2015).

Justice Abiola Soladoye remanded Olabisi in the correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application. The case is scheduled to resume on February 20 for the commencement of the trial.

It’s important to note that the punishment for sexual assault by penetration in Lagos State is life imprisonment.


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