The audience at the Surulere Magistrates’ Court sitting today in Lagos, were left in total shock after a 17-year-old secondary school student, Muyideen Lawal, who allegedly defiled a 3-year-old girl, was brought before the court and stood trial on a charge of defilement.
According to Punch Metro, the prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that the accused who resides at No.1, Temitope St., Ajangbadi on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, committed the offence on July 21 at 8.00 p.m. at his uncle’s house.
“Muyideen lured the little girl from the mother’s shop which is an extension of his uncle’s house. The little girl asked for N10 from the accused, who lives with his uncle. Instead of giving her the money, he lured her into the house with a promise to give her food. In the process, he dragged her into his room and defiled her,’’ Osayande said.
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 as the accused denied the charge.
However, the Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one reliable surety, adding that tthe surety must be one of the accused’s parents.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 14 for mention.