A 28-year-old man, Modiu Diallo, was on Monday arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl in a mosque.
The Daily Post, relying on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, said the accused, of no fixed address, is facing a three-count rape charge.
Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 6:00a.m., on July 13, at Iponri Central Mosque, Surulere, Lagos.
“It is a shameful act and that should not be condoled,” she said.
The offence contravened Sections 135 (2) and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
When the charges were read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs Ekpaye Nwachukwu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till Sept. 20 for mention.