The police at the Adeniji Adele Division, Lagos Island, have arrested a 51-year old casket maker, whose name is identified as Kayode Michael for having carnal knowledge of an 8-year old girl on her way back from school. Police alleged that the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the mother of the victim, a primary 3 pupil that her daughter told her that the suspect, Michael, who is their co-tenant waylaid her on her way from school, lured her to an alley along the street in the area and forcefully had sex with her. She said that her daughter was rescued by residents in the area who heard her shouting for help with blood gushing out from her private part.
She further told the police that she rushed her daughter to a hospital where doctors confirmed that her daughter had been deflowered by the suspect who also inflicted severe injury on her private part.
During investigation, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime that the devil pushed him to commit the crime. He promised not to commit such crime again if set him free.
After investigation, the suspect, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of felony to wit, unlawful and indecent sexual assault on an eight-year old girl.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime in the open court, and Magistrate O. A. Ogunbowale admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must owned a property on Lagos Island.
She adjourned the case to 12 May, 2016 for mention, while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison pending when he will fulfill his bail conditions.