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A 70-year-old man, Ilesanmi Akamo, was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta chief Magistrates’ Court for the alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl.
The accused had appeared before the court on a charge for having carnal knowledge of a minor.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, the prosecutor insisted that the accused had committed the offence on Jan. 14, at 4.00 p.m., inside LASTMA compound at Iponri.
She alleged that the sexagenarian had forcefully lured and had sex with the minor.
The offence she noted contravened Section 135(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias admitted the accused to a bail of N200,000 with one surety in like sum who must show proof of evidence of tax payment to the state government.
The case has been adjourned until Jan. 31 for mention.