Man, 42, Arraigned For Raping 9-Year- Old Girl In Lagos

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A 42-year-old man, Solomon Odo,
who allegedly raped his co-tenant’s 9
year-old child, was on Thursday
charged before an Ikeja Chief
Magistrates’ Court.
A resident of 62, Alhaji Abasi St.,
Ogudu, Lagos, Odo is facing a two-
count charge of child defilement and
rape.
Prosecutor Simeon Imhonwa said the
accused committed the offences on
Aug. 9 at 7.00 p.m. at his residence.
He alleged that Odo defiled the girl
luring her to run an errand for him.
“Odo invited the minor into his
room, locked the door and pounced
on her.
“After touching her indecently, he
had sexual intercourse with her,
leaving her severely bruised.’’
Insp. Imhonwa said the accused was
arrested after the minor’s mother
had reported the case to the police.
The offences contravened Sections
135 and 137 of the Criminal Law of
Lagos State 2011.
That Section 137 prescribes life
imprisonment for offenders.
Odo, however, denied all the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi,
granted the accused bail in the sum
of N1million with two responsible
sureties in like sum.
She said the sureties should have
landed property in Lagos State and
adjourned trial till Sept. 30.
Source: PmNews

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