13-year-old remanded in correctional home for allegedly defiling minor

Magistrate Court

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 13-year-old secondary school student in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni, who gave the ruling, said the teenage boy should be kept at Borstal Correctional Centre, Adigbe, Abeokuta in Ogun.

She, however, did not take the plea of the juvenile.

The accused, who lives with his parents at 24, Mosobalaje St., Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos, was arraigned for defilement.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed at the residence of the accused’s parents on Feb. 23.

Ogu said the accused defiled his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter while her mother was not at home.

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“The complainant (name withheld) had entrusted her daughter into the hands of her neighbour.

“When Duru returned her daughter, she complained of pains in her private parts.

“The mother asked her daughter what happened and she told her that the accused put his “we we” (male organ) in her private parts,” he told the court.

The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The offence carries life imprisonment in Lagos State.

The magistrate adjourned the case until April 16.