Police arraign man for defiling 9-yr old neighbour, gets N.2m bail

Nigeria PoliceThe Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old man, Chikaodiri Agwu, before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling a minor

Agwu, a resident of Ajakaiye Street on Onipetesi Estate, Mangoro area of Lagos, is facing trial for allegedly having sexual intercourse with his 9-year-old female neighbour.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that ‎the accused committed the offence at his residence on January 16.

‎She said the accused took the girl to his apartment and had carnal knowledge of her in contravention of Section 139 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.‎

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty, and was granted bail by Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.‎

Ipaye held that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while the other must be a community leader or cleric with evidence of tax payment.

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She adjourned the case till March 30 mention.