A 55-year-old man, Yekini Ogunjobi, who allegedly abducted a teenage girl for several days and assaulted her sexually, was on Wednesday in Lagos released on a N100, 000 bail.
Police have pressed abduction and sexual assault charges at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court against the security man, who lives at 12, Esuola St., Oko-Oba, Agege, a suburb of Lagos.
Prosecutor Rafael Donny told the court that the offences were committed between July 25 and July 28 at the residence of the accused.
Donny said the accused lured the 14-year-old girl, who was sent on an errand, into his house and shut the door before assaulting her sexually.
“The accused abducted the girl for four days and assaulted her sexually.
“It was one of her relations who sighted her in front of the accused’s house that reported to the police,” Sgt. Donny said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 141(a) and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, who entered a `not-guilty’ plea, risks 18 years or life imprisonment on conviction.
Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias admitted the accused to a bail of N100, 000 in addition to two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned to Oct. 6 for mention.