Driver arraigned for allegedly molesting physically challenged girl


Sexual Violence

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 38-year-old driver, Peter Edialu, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly molesting a 13-tear-old physically challenged girl.

Police charged Edialu, whose address was not stated with abduction, breach of peace and sexual assault.

Police Prosecutor Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 31 at 12, Anuoluwapo St., Ogba, Lagos.

Ogu said that the accused met the girl, a 13- year -old physically challenged, outside playing alone.

“The accused lured the girl to an uncompleted building and molested her.

Ogu said that the accused attempted to escape when neighbours raised an alarm.

He said the neighbours caught up with the accused and handed him over to the police.

The offences, he said, violated Sections 141, 262, 263 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 26 for mention.

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