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Man Docked for Defiling 9yr Old Girl

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday, October 24, docked a 33-year-old man, Godwin Otobo, who allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl,
‎Otobo, who lives at No. 10, Borrow Pit St., Sangotedo-Ajah area of Lagos, was said to have defiled the underage girl whose parents also reside in the same compound.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 9.00 p.m. sometimes in September.
“The accused defiled the girl in the night when she was fetching water.‎
“The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,’’ Osayande told the court.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of defilement.
Ruling on a bail application filed by the accused, Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said one of the sureties must be a property owner in Lagos State, while the other must be a civil servant on grade level 12.
She said that the sureties must also provide evidence of tax payments to the government.
The case was adjourned to Dec. 13 for advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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