A 25-year-old man, Kelvin Opuene, has appeared before an Ojo Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a teenager without her consent.
The defendant was arraigned on a one-count charge of sexual assault.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Magistrate, Mr L.J. K. Layeni.
The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 4 at Iba Housing Estate in Ojo, Lagos.
He alleged that the defendant had attacked the teenager (name withheld) and forcefully penetrated her without her consent.
He said that the defendant was subsequently arrested by the Police.
The offence contravenes the provision of section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The court refused the defendant’s bail and adjourned the matter until Dec. 28 to await advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
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