A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of an 82-year-old man, Ayoade Omobolaji, for allegedly defiling a 13-year -old girl. Omobolaji, however, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse.
Simon Imhonum told the court that the octogenarian committed the crime on September 25, 2017 on Amosu Street, Obadore in the Igando area of the state.
The presiding Magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum. She ordered that the sureties must work in a reputable organisation, own property within the court’s jurisdiction and must show evidence of tax payment within the last three years, all of which must be verified.
Omobolaji would remain in custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions. The magistrate adjourned the matter till November 21, 2017 for trial.