A 38-year-old man, Clement Momudu, has been arrested and charged before a Magistrate’s Court at Ogba after he was caught having sex with an 11-year old girl inside a school compound in Lagos.
LEADERSHIP Weekend reports that the incident happened at the popular Inner City Mission Nursery and Primary School, Alausa, Lagos.
According to the police, it was gathered that on 28th July 2018, Mr Momudu lured the victim into one of the classrooms in the school premises, removed her pant and penetrated her. While he was still engaging in the act, one of the school staff caught him and raised the alarm, which attracted other members of staff. He was apprehended and handed over to the police at the Alausa Police Division. The matter was later transferred to the Gender Section of the State Police Command.
LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt that during investigation, Momudu admitted committing the deed but claimed that he did not force her into the act; he said that it was done with her consent and as such, it was not rape.
However, the police found him culpable and charged him before the Ogba Magistrate’s court for the offence.
The prosecutor informed the court that the victim was a minor and the incident happened within the school premises when the school had closed after classes.
The magistrate, Mr Peter Nwaka, did not take his plea and denied him bail.
The court ordered that Momudu be remanded in prison custody and directed the prosecutor to duplicate his file and send to DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 3rd September 2018 for the report of DPP to be available.
It was also gathered that the case of defilement was felony and if the DPP found him culpable, Mr Momudu may spend up to 10 years in prison for the offence if convicted.
The police did not disclose if the defendant was a staff of the school and how he was able to gain access into the school premises in the afternoon to commit the offence before he was caught.
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