By Tunde Abayomi, Lagos with agency reports
A 44-year-old man, Abdulroheem Abdulhamed, resident of 49 Akinola Road, Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos who allegedly defiled a six-year-old girl has been docked at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offence at 49, Akinola Road, Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State, at about 1 p.m. on March 20, 2017.
She told the court that the accused, who resides in same premises with the parents of the girl, sent her on an errand and on her return, took her into his apartment, closed the door and assaulted her sexually and that the victim reported to her mother what the accused did to her and he was arrested.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum and ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant on not less than grade level 14 while the other must be a property owner.
She also directed that the sureties should provide evidence of tax payment and have their addresses verified.
The case was adjourned until June 8 pending the advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP).