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Court slams N250,000 bail on student for defiling minor



An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday admitted a 19-year-old secondary school student, Samuel Abah, to bail in the sum of N250,000 for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl.

The Magistrate, Mr A. T Elias, who granted the accused bail after he pleaded not guilty to a rape charge, ordered that the accused should produce two sureties in the like sum.

Elias adjourned the case till Nov.2, for mention.

Abah, a resident of Ogba in Ikeja Area of Lagos is being tried for defilement of a minor.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rapheal Donny, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 29 at his residence.

Donny said that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a six-year-old girl by forcefully penetrated with his sex organ through the victim’s vaginal.

He said that when the accused discovered that the victim’s parent had gone out, he called the victim into his room and defiled her.

“The accused that leave in the same compound with the victim parents called her into his room, naked her and inserted his penis into her vaginal.

“As a result of the large size of his sex organ and forceful penetration, the victim sustained injuries in her private part.

“The victim was rushed to the General Hospital where medical report showed that there was forceful penetration through her vaginal.

“The victim told her parents that it was the accused that inserted his sex organ into her vaginal,’’ he said.

He said that the girl had been sick since the incident and the offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which on conviction attracts life imprisonment.Vanguard