Court remands 57 Year Old man for raping 14 year Old girl


The Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos yesterday remanded a 57-year-old man, Kayode Olushoton, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The accused is fac­ing a two-count charge bordering on unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual assault, pre­ferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, Ser­geant Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the suspect committed the alleged offence on Jan­uary 31, 2017.

He said that the in­cident occurred at the residence of the ac­cused at 12am.

According to the prosecutor, the ac­cused met the girl at on the Lagos Island axis and lured her to his house.

The prosecutor said, “It was the screaming of the girl that alerted neighbours in the com­pound who came to her rescue. They held the man and invited the police who came to arrest the accused and took him to the station.

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“The girl was later taken to the Lagos State General Hospi­tal, Ikeja, for treatment where doctor examina­tion revealed that the girl has been defiled with severe injury, in her private part.”

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punish­able under sections 137 and 261 (1), of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.


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