BOY,19, ARRAIGNED FOR FONDLING 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL

By Roundoffnews

Tope Anisere, a 19-year-old boy, has been charged before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for allegedly fondling a three-year-old girl.

The accused person is standing trial on a charge of indecent assault.

According to police prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, the accused person put the toddler on his laps and romanced her without penetration.

The prosecutor disclosed that the teenager committed the offence on 3rd January, 2020 in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area.

He said it was the girl that reported the accused to her mother which led to his arrest.

Apata said the offence contravened Section 360 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the file and assemble his witnesses.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge read to him.

His counsel, Mr. Abiola Gboyega, urged the court to grant his client bail and promised that the defendant would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Kehinde Awosika, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with one surety.

Awosika said the surety shall be a blood relation to the accused.

The Magistrate subsequently adjourned the case until February 10 for hearing