Man Charged To Court For Raping Eight Year Old Girl


Physinews: When will this barbaric attitude stop
A 48-year-old-man, Leonard Ekeh, who
allegedly defiled an eight-year-old girl in his
house, was on Friday docked at a Surulere
Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos western  Nigeria.
Ekeh, who resides at No. 20, Jacob Adeleye St.,
Itire in Surulere area of Lagos, has pleaded not
guilty to the two-count charge of defilement
and indecent treatment of a child.


The prosecutor, Sgt. Antonia Osayande, told the
court that the accused committed the offences
at No. 20, Adeleye St., Itire, Surulere at about
1.00 p.m. sometime between September 20
and 21.

Osayande said the accused invited the
underage girl to his room in the afternoon when
most of the tenants in the building were not
around and defiled her.

“According to the doctor’s report obtained from
the hospital where the girl was examined, the
eight-year-old girl was ‘indecently treated’ by
the accused.”

The offences violated sections 135 and 137 of
the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused,
Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu granted the
suspected defiler bail in the sum of N 200,000,
with two sureties in like sum.
One of the sureties must be a blood relation of
the accused, while the other must be a civil
servant on Grade Level 14 and also provide
evidence of tax payments to the government.
In addition, she said N50,000 should be
deposited in the account of the court’s Chief
Registrar.

The case was adjourned to December 13 for
advice from the State Director of Public
Prosecutions.
(NAN)