An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, on Monday arraigned a 67 year old man, Francis Olamide for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 23 at his residence, 33 Morebise St., Ayobo, Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos.
Ogu said that the accused called his neighbour’s daughter into his room on the pretext of sending her on an errand.
According to him the retiree put his finger into her private part and told her not to tell anyone, adding that the act resulted in the girl bleeding from her private.
”The minor who could not bear the pain anymore told her mother and the accused was consequently arrested,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 135(1) (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrates, Mrs. Taiwo Akanni, admitted him to bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned to Nov. 22 for mention.