A 27-year old man narrowly escaped death after neighbours attempted to lynch him for allegedly molesting a house maid
The provision seller, Soronnadi Chinemerem was arrested by the police and charged before Ejigbo Magistrate’s court for allegedly molesting an 11-year old girl in his shop at Oke Afa, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The victim (name withheld) was lured by the accused when she went to the shop to buy an article.
She was lured into the shop and molestd by the accused.
“He asked me to come inside his shop and held me and removed my pants and forced his manhood inside my private part,” she narrated.
The matter came to the open when he was caught by neighbours who suspected him and forced the door to the shop open.
He was handed over to the police and was charged to court.
The Imo State-born Chinemerem reportedly confessed that he has been having sex with her and, therefore, the act could not be regarded as molest.
But the police insisted that he had unlawfully canal knowledge of an under aged girl.
He was charged to court under sections 137 and 404 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs M B Folami ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody and adjourned to matter till 16 November 2012.