A Lagos landlord, Ishola Idris, and his tenant, Linus Okonkwo, were on Tuesday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.
The duo whose age are 51, Idris, and 32, Okonkwo, were arraigned before Mrs. Bolanle Osusanmi on a 2-count charge of defilement and sexual assault.
The landlord allegedly deflowered the girl, ‘sodomised’ her and turned her to a sex toy. He also allegedly threatened to kill the girl if she ever told anybody. It was learnt that the minor confessed under pressure when blood was spotted in her anus.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Imhonwa, said the offence was committed sometime in January at the accused persons’ residence at 30, Celestial Road, Igando, Lagos.
According to Imhonwa, the offence was punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, according to the charge, “Ishola Idris, sometime in January 2017 at 30, Celestial Road, Igando, Lagos in Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully defile one 13-year-old girl child (name withheld) by having sexual intercourse with her.
“That you, Linux Okonkwo, sometime in March 2017 at 30, Celestial Road, Igando, Lagos in Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully sexually assaulted one 13-year-old by penetrating into her vagina with your penis.”
The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the allegation.
Osusanmi, however, granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned the matter till October 12 for trial.