A 17-year-old secondary school student, Muyideen Lawal, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, was on Wednesday brought before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, who resides at No.1, Temitope St., Ajangbadi on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, is standing trial on a charge of defilement.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that the accused 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.
The accused, however, denied the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one reliable surety.
She said the surety must be one of the accused’s parents.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 14 for mention.