60-year-old gardener in court for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl

One Sunday Akpan, a 60-year-old gardener, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly defiled an 11-year-old fish hawker.

Akpan who was charged with defilement pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him, NAN reports.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Nurudeen Thomas, while presenting the case told the court that the defendant committed the offense on July 15, at 10 a.m. at his residence in Bariga, Lagos.

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He alleged that Akpan tricked the minor into following him home to collect money for the fish he bought.

According to him, the offense contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwakpa while delivering his judgment admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Nwakpa adjourned the case until Aug. 17 for hearing.

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