On Wednesday, a 22-year-old conductor was jailed , after the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court charged him with allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14-year-old girl.
The magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, did not take the plea of the defendant. Osunsanmi ordered the investigating police officer to send the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice and adjourned the case until Oct. 11 for mention.
Prosecutor Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 23rd 2018, in Bariga.
He alleged that the defendant and one Kazeem Bello, now at large, conspired and had carnal knowledge of the teenager.
“The girl went to buy something when the defendants accosted her, dragged her into an uncompleted building and they defiled her in turns.
“They threatened to kill her if she should expose them.
“The teenager got pregnant as a result of the defilement and was delivered of a baby in August.
The Prosecutor added : “The defendant was arrested while his accomplice ran away,”
According to the prosecutor, the offence violates Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes life imprisonment for convicted offender.