A 51-year-old landlord, Ishola Idris, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
He was arraigned with his tenant, Linus Okonkwo, before Chief Magistrate Bolanle Olufunke Osunsanmi on a two-count charge of child defilement and sexual assault.
Prosecuting Sergeant Raimi Idowu alleged that Idris made his victim a sex tool and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
The landlord was said to have committed the offence sometime in January at his 30 Celestial Road, Igando, Lagos home.
The two-count charge against the defendants reads: “ That you, Ishola Idris sometime in January 2017 at 30, Celestial Road, Igando, Lagos did unlawfully defile one 13 years old girl child by having sexual intercourse with her.
“That you, Linus Okonkwo sometime in March 2017 at 30 Celestial Road, Igando Lagos did unlawfully sexually assault on one 13 years’ old by penetrating into her vagina with your penis.”
The crime, according to the police, is punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendants pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Osunsanmi granted them N500,000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.
She adjourned till October 12.