Metro In Lagos: 34-year Old Architect Arrested For Sexually Assaulting His 5-year Old Niece



A 34-year-old architect, Abiodun Akinpelu, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his five year old niece.

Akinpelu, resides at No. 29, Mayowa St., Orelope in Egbeda, a Lagos suburb.

The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu told the court that the offence was committed on September 4 at the apartment of the accused.

Ogu said the accused indecently assaulted her by fingering her.

“He lured the girl into his room, carried her on his laps and started fingering her.

“The grandmother, while bathing the girl, discovered that she cries as she washes her private part.

“The girl narrated everything that the uncle did to her to her grandmother,” he told the court.

“The case was reported at the police station and the accused was arrested.” the prosecutor said.

The offences contravened Sections 1375 and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Sept. 20 for mention.


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