A37-year-old man, Monday Okoh, has been accused of raping a nine-year-old girl (name withheld).
The police said Okoh, in the process of defiling the minor, who was his neighbour’s daughter, injured her in the forehead and damaged her lower limbs.
It was learnt that the incident happened on Onifade Street, Aboru-Ipaja area of Lagos State.
After the act was discovered, the suspect was handed over to the police.
He was arraigned on Monday before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court on three counts.
The charge reads, “That you, Monday Okoh, on June 15, 2014, at about 8pm, at Onifade Street, Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did indecently assault one (nane witheld), aged 9 years, with intent to have carnal Knowledge of her and cause her bruises on her forehead and lower limbs.
The police prosecutor, DSP Etim Ekankuk, said the offences were punishable under sections 134, 137 and 135 of the Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.A. Demi-Ajayi, admitted him to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The matter was adjourned till September 17.
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