The police yesterday arraigned a 15-year-old boy, who allegedly sexually abused a seven-year-old girl, at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The suspect, who lives at 4, Obanta Street, GRA, Apapa, Lagos, is being charged with sexual abuse. Prosecutor Raphael Donny said the accused committed the offence on October 26 at 4pm at 4, Obanta Street, GRA, Apapa, Lagos. He alleged that the accused lured the girl into a garage outside their compound and abused her.
The offence, the prosecutor said, is contrary to Section 28 of the Child Rights Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised) He pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate B. O. Osunsemi admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in the like sum. She also ordered that the sureties must be employed with an evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the court. She has therefore adjourned the case till December 19 for hearing.