Crime

Court remands 56-year old man for raping 14-year-old girl

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Protesters held placards saying: "Thou shall not rape."
File photo: Protesters holding placards saying: “Thou shall not rape.”

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered a 56-year-old man, Akinbomi Ademola, to be remanded in prison for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule-Amzat, also ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Sule-Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, adjourned the case until Nov. 14 for mention.

The defendant, whose house address is not provided, was arraigned on a charge of alleged rape.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Benson Emuerhi, said that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 29, at his residence.

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Emuerhi further told the court that at about 11.a.m, the defendant sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old-girl without her consent.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and punishable with life imprisonment on conviction.

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