Lagos: An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Onipede Olusegun, was on Tuesday in Lagos arraigned for allegedly raping a four- year-old girl child.
Olusegun,54, is facing trial before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on a count charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a four-year-old girl.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Onime Idowu told the court that the accused on July 26, at No. 8 Tawose St. Onipanu, Lagos had unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl, daughter of his co-tenant.
Idowu said the accused deceitfully invited his victim into his room and asked her to put off her underwear before committing the act.
She said the incident was exposed when the parents of the girl were looking for her and her elder brother saw her naked in the accused room through a key hole.
According to her, the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate E. O Daodu granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two ‘responsible’ sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till Aug. 24 for further hearing. (NAN).