Two men arrested for kidnapping, defiling physically-challenged teenager in Lagos

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Two men were on Monday docked in a Magistrates’ Court in Badagry, Lagos, for allegedly abducting and defiling a 16-year-old deaf and dumb girl.

Aro Akeem, 20, and Babatunde George, 27, whose addresses were not given, are being charged by the police with defilement, indecent assault and abduction.

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Prosecution counsel Ikem Uko told the court the defendants assaulted the girl on October 26 at about 8:00 a.m., at Olayinka Street, Ajara-Topa, Badagry area of Lagos.

Mr Uko said the defendants abducted the physically challenge girl between 8 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and forced her to drink dry gin in order to have her defiled.

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The Chief Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Mr Adekomaiya ordered the sureties to reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State government, adjourning the case until December 6.

(NAN)

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