Mr. sikiru Gbadamosi, a sixty two (62) years old man was arrested by the police for forcefully luring two teenage girls with money into sex.
The accused, a resident of 8 Araromi St., Beach Area in Ikorodu community has been sued to count for the act of sexual assault. The two teenage girls, aged 11 years and 13 years old respectively also resided in the accused neighborhood. Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offence in March at about 2 p.m. in his residence. He said the accused usually invite the girls into his apartment when returning from school to have sex with them and paid them. One of the victims said that the accused has been sleeping with them for a long time and threatened them if they dare to say it. The prosecutor said some neighbors confronted the girls on what they were always coming to do with the man, they confessed and the matter was reported to the police.
The girls were taken to the hospital for proper checkup and medication which resulted that the girls’ vagina has been defiled. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Section 263 stipulates a life imprisonment on conviction. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, granted the accused bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum. She ruled that the sureties must be of grade level 12 and above and has a land that has Certificate of Occupancy. Azeez also said that one of the sureties must be his family member who paid tax to the Lagos State Government. She adjourned the case to May 9th 2018.