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A forty eight-yr-old driver, Okechukwu Okoli, who
allegedly assaulted his neighbour’s daughter with the aid of
touching her breast, was the day prior to this remanded in
jail custody by using an Ikeja Magistrates’ court.
Okoli, who is living at a hundred, old Abeokuta avenue, Agege vicinity of Lagos turned into arraigned on a one -count number fee of indecent remedy of a child
While testifying in court, the prosecutor, Sgt.
Jimah Iseghede said the offence was committed on August 24, in the accused person’s apartment.
The prosecutor told the court that Okoli under the
pretence of sending the victim, an 11-year-old girl on an errand, called her to his room and started undressing her, while handling her breast in the
“It was one of the neigbours who sighted the accused, that raised an alarm,” he said.
According to Iseghede, the offence contravened
Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Okoli, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge
proffered against him.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias refused to grant the accused bail and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody.
Elias adjourned the case to September 30, for ruling on bail application