Godspower Isheniyi, a middle aged man in Lagos, was yesterday docked before a Lagos State Magistrate Court at Ikeja on a one count charge of defilement. The offense is punishable under section 137 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The defendant allegedly defiled the nine year old on August 24, 2016 at Samora Street Mafoluko Oshodi, Lagos. He however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The defence counsel, Barr. Osita, pleaded with the court to admit the defendant on bail while the prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Imhonwa, objected to the bail based on the severity of the crime.
The Presiding Judge, Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi, granted the defendant bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties who must be gainfully employed and with veritable documents and addresses. The case is adjourned till October 4, 2016.