A 48-year-old driver, Okechukwu Okoli, who allegedly assaulted his neighbour’s daughter by touching her breast, was yesterday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Okoli, who resides at 100, Old Abeokuta Road, Agege area of Lagos was arraigned on a one -count charge of indecent treatment of a minor.
While testifying in court, the prosecutor, Sgt.Jimah Iseghede said the offence was committed on August 24, in the accused person’s apartment.
The prosecutor told the court that Okoli under the pretence of sending the victim, an 11-year-old girl on an errand, called her to his room and started undressing her, while handling her breast in the process.
“It was one of the neigbours who sighted the accused, that raised an alarm,” he said. According to Iseghede, the offence contravened
Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Okoli, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge proffered against him. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias refused to grant the accused bail and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody. Elias adjourned the case to September 30, for ruling on bail application.