Man in court for allegedly raping neighbour’s daughter

February 8, 2017

We hear of a lot cases of rape and molestation of young children. And some times these are incidences that are preventable. Parents need to be watchful and be observant not to take any risk when it comes to their childrens safety.

In a case where a child is left with a neighbour, there are things that can be overlooked. For instance you leave your child just briefly with a neighbour who has a child the  same age mate with your child, same sex.

It may seem safe but what happens if the neighbour has a male vistor and had to rush out briefly to get something. These are cases that happens and we dont have control and it may just be that little time a child is molested.

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There are also cases were the child is left at home with no responsible adult and he or she is tricked by a neighbour and molested in the process. This is the case of 14 year old girl whose neighbour molested her as reported by Vanguard

A 20-year-old man, Lekan Akinyemi, charged with rape was on Wednesday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, an apprentice who resides at 16, Alhaji Oladipupo St., Oko-Oba, Agege, suburb of Lagos, was alleged to have defiled the 14-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 20, 2017, at the residence of the accused. Donny said that the accused called the girl into his room with the pretence of sending her on an errand, but shut the door and raped her.

He said that the offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum. Abegunde adjourned the case to Feb. 27 for mention.

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