Court arraigns Teenager for ‘fingering’ minor.

An 18-year-old boy, Kossy Nsofor, who allegedly fingered a minor, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, a secondary school student, who lives at Asiata Yusuf St., Ago Palace Way, Okota, suburb of Lagos, is tried for defilement.

The prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offence was committed sometimes in November at the accused residence.

According to the prosecutor, the accused dipped his hand into the vagina of a 7-year-old neighbour’s daughter which led to her bleeding.

“It was one of the neighbours who heard the cry of the victim that caught the accused in the act,” he said.

The offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case to April 6 for trial.

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