A 30-year-old man, Chinedu Taseaobi, was arraigned yesterday before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for heinous assault and defilement of a 12- year- old boy.
Taseaobi allegedly committed the offence on August 9 at 30, Badaru Street, Maza-Maza, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District. According to the charge sheet, Taseaobi did unlawfully and indecently assault Kenneth Agbo, a 12-year-old child by inserting his penis into the boy’s anus and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of assault. The defence counsel, Olowa Akindele, thereafter, applied for a bail application on liberal terms.
The magistrate, B. O. Osunsanmi, however, granted Taseaobi bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sums. The sureties must be working in reputable companies, who will show evidence of payment of tax. Osunsanmi then adjourned the matter till November 24.