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Man arrested for raping 6-year-old girl




A 20-year-old man, Francis Yawu, has been arraigned before a Surulere Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly detaining and defiling a six-year-old girl.

Yawu who pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of defilement and unlawful detention lives at 38, Zamba Street, Itire, Lagos State.

The Prosecuting Sergeant, Anthonia Osayande, however, told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 17.

He said ‘’the accused, who lives on the same street with the victim, unlawfully detained and indecently had carnal knowledge of the six-year-old girl.”

The Magistrate, Aro Lambo granted him N1million bail and two sureties in like sum.

He said one of the sureties must be a property owner while the other, a community leader or clergyman.

The sureties will also provide evidence of tax payments.

The magistrate directed that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.

The case was adjourned till October 5.

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