Court Remands 2 Teenagers For Allegedly Defiling A 9-year-old Girl

Two teenage boys, who allegedly defiled a 9-year-old girl, were on Friday remanded at the Lagos State Correctional Centre by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused at the Correctional Centre for Boys in Isheri, a suburb of Lagos.

Elias adjourned the case till April 27 for bail application.

The accused, 15 years and 16 years, are students and living with their parents in Agege area of Lagos State.

The boys are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the offences were committed on April 5 at No. 21, James Okiki St., Agege, Lagos. lure

Aigbokhan said that the accused lured the girl to the house of one of them under the pretext of helping her with her home work.

“Thereafter, the accused defiled the girl,” he said.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 137 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. (NAN)

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