One Opeyemi Yekini was arraigned in a Chief Magistrates Court in Surulere on Friday for allegedly defiling a seven year old girl. The 19 year old man who resides at No, 42 Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu Lagos was charged on a one-count charge of defilement. The suspect was arrested after the girl told her parents that he inserted something into her vagina.
The prosecutor, Sgt Anthonia Osayande informed the court that the accused who resides in the same compound with the parents of the victim committed the crime in November, 2016 when he pretended to be playing with the girl and then took her to his room where he allegedly defiled her. The offence according to the prosecutor contravened sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The defendant however has pleaded not guilty to the charge. The accused was granted bail by the Senior Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachujwu in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum one of which must be a blood relation of the accused and the other a cleric or community leader.
The case has been adjourned to March 7.