One 37-year-old man, Mr Oluwaseyi Akinmulayo, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly defiling his step daughter.
Akinmulayo who resides at 22, Omorale Johnson Street, Lekki Phase 1 area of the State is standing trial on a one count charge of defilement.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, the 37-year-old committed the offence sometime in February in his apartment.
Iseghede told the court that the accused defiled his 15-year-old step daughter after which he ordered her not to tell anybody.
“The girl later told her mother. The accused disappeared after committing the offence but was caught and brought to court,” Iseghede said.
The prosecutor noted that the offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Akinmulayo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrates, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N2 million and two sureties in like sum.
Elias ordered the 37-year-old to pay N200, 000 into the court’s registrar’s account as part of the bail condition.
He adjourned the case till September 9 for mention.
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