A man pleads guilty to raping 12 year-old girl


Lagos – A 20-year-old man, , Umaru Ismail, in Lagos on Wednesday pleaded guilty for raping a 12 year-old girl.

The accused admitted having forceful sexual intercourse with the JSS 1 pupil before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. B. Folami, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to Nov. 23, for judgment.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Oluwafemi Adeleye, had earlier told the court that the accused, on Nov. 19, forcefully had sexual intercourse with the 12 year-old girl.

“The accused, who lives at No. 15, Olabisi Olalekan Odo Isan Street, Egan, Igando, Lagos, had sex with the girl after she came back from school.

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He said that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011. (NAN)

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