47-Yr-Old Teacher Arraigned For Allegedly Defiling 2-Yr-Old
A 47-year-old teacher, Adegboyega Adenekan of a private school in Victoria Garden City, VGC, Lagos was arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly defiling a two-year-old pupil.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Titilayo Shitta-Bay told the court that Adenekan allegedly committed the offence in November 2016 inside the school premises.
She said, “The defendant defiled the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her, violating Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.”
She explained that the parents of the two-year-old girl reported the case to DSVRT, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT.
Shitta-Bay stated that DSVRT investigated the matter and had to present it in court for proceedings.
Meanwhile, the teacher had pleaded not guilty. His defence counsel, Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe (SAN), asked the court to maintain the bail granted his client by Magistrate Court in December 2016.
The DPP opposed the request, noting that “the gravity of the offence will make the defendant have the urge to flee.”
However, Justice Nwaka adjourned the case to February 6 for trial as she ordered that Adenekan maintained the bail granted to him by the magistrate’s court.