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Teenager in police net for defiling seven-year-old girl in Ekiti

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An 18-year-old man, Emeka Emmanuel, on Thursday appeared before the Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl.

Narrating the incident, the police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court that Emmanuel, a sales boy at the Post Office area of the popular Bisi Market, Ado Ekiti, allegedly lured the girl with money and took her to the back of the shop and molested her.

Okunade said the accused, who is standing trial for rape, allegedly committed the offence on May 11, 2019.

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“The accused molested the girl four times whenever his boss was not around. After some days, the girl took ill and confessed that she was molested by the accused,” the prosecutor stated.

He said the offence contravened Section 31 of the Child Right Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

The magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and adjourned the case till June 5 for mention.

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