2 men in court for allegedly defiling teenager

Two men Kazeem Lawal, 21, and Shakiru Ibisode,18, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Lawal, a welder, who resides at Otta Road, Orile-Agege and Ibisode, a trader of 32 Ogundare Street, Ile Epo, Abule-Egba Road, a suburb of Lagos, were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and sexual assault.

Prosecutor Rachael Williams told the court that the offences were committed on July 13 at Ile-Epo Market, Abule Egba Road.

Williams said the accused ambushed the victim on her way to the house and assaulted her by fingering her vagina.

“They were still on it when the police on patrol sighted them and apprehended them,’’ Williams said.

Williams said the offences contravened Sections 259 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N100,000 each with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case till July 29 for mention.

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