- The boy, a student living with his parents at Oshodi, Lagos, was charged with defilement.
- The offence according to the prosecutor contravened the provisions of section 210 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
A 13-year-old boy who was accused of defiling his neighbor’s daughter was remanded at the Borstal Correctional Center by an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The minor’s appeal was rejected by Chief Magistrate Mrs. Bola Osunsanmi.
She mandated that he be placed under arrest at the Borstal Correctional facility until April 17 in order to get legal counsel from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The young boy, a student residing in Oshodi, Lagos, with his parents, was accused of defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed in January 2024 at the defendant‘s residence.
Akeem said that the boy, lured his neighbour’s six-year-old girl, to his room when their parents were not around and defiled her.
The offence according to the prosecutor contravened the provisions of section 210 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.