Security guard rapes 9-yr-old girl in Lagos

March 9th, 2017
A security guard, Mike­mon Solomon, who allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl, yesterday ap­peared before an Ogudu Mag­istrates’ Court, Lagos.
Solomon, who lives at Mile 12, is facing a one-count charge of defiling a child, an offence which attracts life imprison­ment, if found guilty.
The prosecutor, Ihiehie Lucky, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 3, on Aishat Street in Mile 12, Lagos.
The victim reported the ac­cused to her stepmother, and the victim’s brother subse­quently lodged a complaint at the Ketu Police Station.
“She said that the accused had offered her money on sev­eral occasions, but she refused to collect.
“On March 3, she was com­ing from their shop and the accused offered her money again, but she refused to collect it. The little girl said that when she refused, the accused held her on the neck and dragged her to a corner and raped her.
“Blood was coming out as she went home crying, and told her stepmother, who went to report the incident to the el­der brother,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the action of the accused con­travened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat grant­ed him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties.
She said that one of the sure­ties must be a blood relation, adding that both sureties must deposit N20,000 each into the Chief Registrar’s account.
The court adjourned the case to March 27, for further hearing.
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