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Man, 26, faces sexual assault charge


LAGOS – An Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 26-year-old man, Samuel Alphonus, in prison over alleged sexual assault.

The accused, who resides near Government Technical College, Abule-Ado, a Lagos suburb, is standing trial on a two-count charge of assault and theft.

The Magistrate, Mr Taslimi Shomade, who did not take the plea of the accused, said he should be kept behind bars till next date of adjournment.
Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Godwin Eze, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 2.

According to Eze, the accused with another man still at large stole a Galaxy phone valued at N17,500 and  N7,500 from one Mrs Cynthia Osula.

He alleged that Alphonus also sexually assaulted a young girl by fingering her while she was sleeping.

The offences contravened Sections 261 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 261 prescribes three years imprisonment for sexual assault, while Section 285 recommends three years imprisonment for stealing.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate has fixed further hearing in the case for Aug. 29. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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