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Lagos Court Remands Visually Impaired Man For Defiling Teenager



Sexual and Gender Based Violence NHRC

Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has remanded a visually impaired man, Francis Ugachukwu, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl, (name withheld).

Soladoye ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending hearing and filing of his bail application.

The police in the state arraigned Ugachukwu on one count charge of defilement but he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The case was adjourned until October 18 for a hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.

According to the state counsel, Abimbola Abolade, the defendant committed an offence sometime in November 2022 on No. 16 Kareem Giwa St., Abule-Osun, Ojoo in Lagos.

According to the prosecution, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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