The police in Lagos have docked a 30-year-old man, Emmanuel Okon before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Okon who appeared before the court on Friday was charged by the police with defiling a 13-year-old girl but was later released on N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
The accused is being tried for child defilement to which he pleaded not guilty.
But the Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin insisted that the accused committed the offence on July 11 at 6.00 a.m. at No. 20, Bello St., Orile-Iganmu, a Lagos suburb.
She said the accused had lured the girl into his apartment before defiling as the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The offence attracts life imprisonment, according to the Criminal Law.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, adjourned further hearing until Aug. 23