Man Arraigned For Sexually Assaulting Three Schoolgirls




A 23-year-old man, Peter Ochi, was Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting three schoolgirls sexually.

The accused, a labourer, who resides at 9, Bishop Hugh St., College area of Ogba, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and sexual assault.

Police Prosecutor Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 27 at Jerare Summit Secondary School, Ogba.

Ogu said the accused, a non-teaching staff member in the school, invited the girls ages 12, 14 and 15 to a corner and started touching their private parts.

“One of the girls told their school counsellor what happened and the accused was arrested for further questioning.”

The offences violated Sections 134 and 168 and of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, denied the charge.

In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akanni said the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the case till April 23.

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