Admin l Wednesday, October 18, 2017
IKEJA, Lagos – A frail aged man, Isiaka Alade was today arraigned before a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja for allegedly defiling a 14 year old girl.
Alade was arraigned before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya on one count charge of child defilement contrary to section 137 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The defendant, who was allowed to sit in the dock on account of old age, according to the prosecutor, Mrs T.N. Aderiye, defiled the 14 year old girl between 2013 and December 2014 at 23, Baale Lawan Street, Ayobo.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the one count charge preferred against him by the state government.
The charge, which was written in English, was interpreted to the defendant in Yoruba by a court registrar.
Mrs Aderiye told the court that she was ready to commence trial and that she has six witnesses and one exhibit, which is a medical report, to present in the matter. Both the prosecutor and defence counsel, Mr Temitope Fadeni agreed to an accelerated hearing of the matter.
Justice Ogunsanya adjourned the matter till December 21 for commencement of trial.