14-Year-Old Student Arrested For Defiling A 5-Year-Old Girl

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned a 14-year-old student in an Abule Egba Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl.

The teenager is facing a charge of defilement of a child.

The prosecutor, Insp Rachael Williams, told the court that the offence was committed on September 9, at Iyalode Street, Agege, Lagos.

“The accused inserted his finger into the vagina of a five-year-old girl with the intent to have carnal knowledge of her,’’ the prosecutor said.

Williams said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 137 provides that any person who has sexual intercourse with a child is guilty of a felony and is liable to life imprisonment, but the accused pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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