A Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 34-year-old man, Musa Idris, in prison over alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Idris, whose residential address was not given, was arraigned on a four-count charge of rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and breach of peace.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, SP Akpan Ikem, had told the court that the accused committed the offences at about 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, at Zongo area of Seme Border, Badagry, Lagos State.
Ikem alleged that the accused had sexual intercourse with the 13-year-old girl in violation of Sections 168 and 261 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
“He did sexually touch the girl without her consent and violated Section 261 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
“Idris did indecently and unlawfully deal with the young girl without her consent and thereby violated Section 135 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
“Idris also did conduct himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl by having sex with her.
“This act violated Section 166 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, ‘’ the prosecutor said.
Ikem told the court that the offences committed were punishable under Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaya, ordered that the accused be remanded in Badagry prison and adjourned the case until Oct. 3, for further hearing.
@ The Nation