Lagos police nab 2 men for defiling 16-year-old physically challenged girl

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Two men have been charged to the Magistrates’ Court in Badagry, Lagos, for allegedly kidnapping and defiling a 16-year-old physically challenged girl.

Aro Akeem 20-year-old, and Babatunde George 27-year-old, were arrested and arraigned by the police in Lagos for defilement, indecent assault and abduction.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on 26 October at about 8:00 am, at Olayinka Street Ajara-Topa, Badagry area of Lagos.

Uko said that the defendants abducted the girl between 8: 00 am and 11:00 pm and forced her to drink dry gin, and later defile her.

The defendants, he said, also assaulted the girl, who was deaf and dumb.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 137, 261,172 and 269 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The Magistrate ordered that the said sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

Magistrate Adekomaiya adjourned the case to 6 December 2021, for hearing.

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