Contractor Nabbed For ‘R*ping’ Neighbour’s Daughter In Lagos

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded a 42-year-old building contractor, Isaac Yakubu, in Kirikiri Prison following his arraignment for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 11-year-old daughter.

Chief Magistrate P. E. Nwaka said Yakubu should remain behind bars, pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Yakubu, who lives at 4, Mustapha Adeleke Street, Abule -Odu, Egbeda, allegedlly committed the offence on July 18 at his residence.

Prosecuting police officer Christopher John said the victim lost her money when she was sent on an errand.

“When the girl was crying to the house, the accused who lives in the same compound, gave her N200 and lured her to a nearby uncompleted building where he defiled her

“The girl cried as she went home and told her mother what happened. The case was reported to the police and the accused was arrested,” he told the court.

The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The case continues on September 9.
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