Defilement: Teenager gets N200,000 bail over alleged rape of five-year-old girl
Teenager, Daniel Osikemuwe, who allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl, was on Wednesday granted reprieve by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
He was released on a N200,000 bail.
Osikemuwe, 16, pleaded not guilty to a two-count bordering on defilement.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that the offence was committed on June 23, at No. 13, George Close, Jibowu Road, U-turn, Abule Egba area of Lagos.
She alleged that the accused, who was a neighbour to the parents of the girl, lured the girl to his room and defiled her.
The offence contravened Sections 137 and 407 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Ipaye-Nwachukwu said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while the second surety should be a cleric or a community leader.
She also directed the sureties to provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The magistrate ordered that two passport photographs of the accused be deposited with the court registrar, and be remanded at Correctional Institute for boys in Abeokuta.
She adjourned the case till Oct. 16, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.Punch