A 17-year-old student, who lives with his pastor at Akinsola Street, Dopemu, a suburb of Lagos has been accused of attempting to rape a two-year-old girl.
According to NAN report, he had attempted raping the little girl in one of the toilets in the pastor’s house.
The teenager had tried to penetrate the little girl but when he couldn’t, he released semen on her.
The teenage boy was arraigned before an Ikeja magistrates’ court on Wednesday, August 5, and is facing a charge of attempt to commit rape.
Addressing the court, the prosecutor, Racheal Williams said on the day of the incident, July 29, the child’s mother heard her crying and traced the voice.
“She found her inside the toilet with the accused and with semen on her daughter’s thigh. It was later discovered that when the accused could not penetrate, he released the semen on the child,” she said.
However, the teenager pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
In his ruling, the chief magistrate, Tajudeen Elias granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Elias also ordered for him to be remanded in prison until bail was perfected and the case was adjourned to September 2 for mention.
The rate at which adults sexually assaults little children is becoming worrisome. A 24-year-old man identified as Nwanagbaihu Chinonso was recently arrested after he allegedly defiled a 4-year-old girl, forcing his penis into her mouth to suck.
There was another of such incident about three weeks ago, a 30-year-old man, Blessing Augustine, was arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s one-year-old daughter.