Court arraigned 16-year-old boy for sexually abusing 3-year-old girl


An FCT High Court Kubwa has on Monday arraigned a 16-year-old for sexually abusing a three-year-old girl.

The minor, who lives in Jahi, Abuja,  was charged by the Police with one count of sexual abuse.

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He pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Donaldtus Abah, told the court that the defendant sexually abused and exploited a three-year-old in a church in Life Camp, Abuja on Dec. 20, 2020.

According to Abah, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 321 (1) of the Child Rights Act 2003 and punishable under section 32 (2) of the said act.

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The defence counsel, Moses Bature, however, told the court he had a motion for bail.

Bature said the defendant had been on police administrative bail and prayed for the court to allow him enjoy same until his bail application is heard.

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Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya ordered that the defendant should continue to enjoy the administrative bail since he is a minor and there are no juvenile prisons within the FCT.
Ogbonnaya adjourned the matter until May 17 for trial.

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