OYOGist.com has learned that a 22-year old man named Friday Udeme, who was arrested for having sex with a 15-year old girl in Lagos insisted that the victim was his lover and they had enjoyed sex several times before they were caught.
It was reported that Udeme told the Police that they enjoyed the romp and that was why both of them kept it to themselves before the girl’s parents later knew and reported to the Police.
The incident happened at Amodu Bello Street, Papa Ashafa area of Agege, where they reside. They were said to have secretly been having sex and hid it from the neighbours over a period.
The Police found the suspect culpable because of the age of the victim. The suspect was later charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for defilement which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
The prosecutor, Supol Benson Emerhi, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice since the matter involved a minor. The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, did not take his plea or grant him bail after the prosecutor moved the motion for the DPP’s advice.
The matter may be transferred to the High Court if the DPP’s report finds Udeme culpable and recommends that he should be tried for defilement as alleged by the Police.