Child Abuse: Man Arraigned For Having Sex With Minor

Child Abuse: Man Arraigned For Having Sex With Minor

A 42-year-old man, Emeka Okeke, has been charged to court after he was alleged to have had sex with a 15-year-old who is his neighbour’s daughter.

The incident reportedly happened at Liberty Estate in Ago area of Okota, Lagos.

According to our sources, the defendant, Emeka, was said to have lured the teenager into his apartment and eventually defiled her.

The embittered teenager informed her parents after the incident which led to the arrest of the defendant.

The Gender Section of the State Police Command arrested and detained Emeka at the Command pending further investigations.

During the cross-examination, he admitted that he touched and penetrated the teenager but did not force her.

However, the police found him culpable and charged him before the Ogba Magistrates court for the offence of defilement.

The prosecutor, Christopher John, told the court the victim was a minor and asked the court to give order for a Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) report ergo, the Presiding Magistrate, Peter Nwaka, did not take his plea and bail.

The court ordered that the prosecutor duplicate the file and send to DPP for advice.

The court also ordered Okeke to incarcerated in prison custody pending the availability of the investigative reports.

It was gathered that if the DPP finds the defendant culpable, the matter will be transferred to the High Court for trial. He may spend a good number of years in prison if found guilty and convicted.

 

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