A police inspector, Oyebisi Bolaji, has told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos how a 40-year-old man, Monday Daniel, allegedly defiled his neighbour’s 13-year-old granddaughter.
Bolaji, a prosecution witness who was led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Olufunke Adegoke, told the court on Monday that the minor who lives with her grandmother was defiled by the defendant at the Elere Agege area of the state.
The witness also told Justice Abiola Soladoye that another neighbour, Uche Ube, caught the defendant in the act and raised the alarm.
“He (the defendant) woke up at midnight and entered the grandma’s house His other neighbour, Uche Ube, stood up to go and urinate when he caught him on top of the girl before raising the alarm,” she said.
During the arraignment, the prosecutor told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 11, 2021.
According to her, the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
Justice Soladoye remanded the defendant and adjourned the case till November 23, 2023, for the continuation of trial.
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