Two men impregnate, procure abortion for 13-year old
Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje of the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos remanded two sexual offenders, Sakiru Oladosu, 50, and one Tola Rasaq, 40, for defiling, impregnating and procuring abortion for a 13-year-old minor.
Motherland Post discovered that the defendants, Rasaq and Oladosu took the victim for an unlawful abortion after putting her in the family way.
The defendants who reside in the Mushin area of Lagos were arraigned by the police on charges of unlawful procurement of abortion and defilement.
The punishment for defilement attracts up to life imprisonment, according to Section 137 and unlawful procurement of miscarriage is punishable with three years’ imprisonment under Section 135(1)(2) according to the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
According to the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015; those found guilty of defilement could attract life imprisonment sentences while unlawful procurement of miscarriage is punishable with three years imprisonment under Section 135(1)(2) of the Criminal Law of the State.
Prosecuting counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, during the hearing, informed the court that the offences were committed by the defendants on Odusanmi Street, in Mushin, around February of 2022.
Ajayi claimed that the Oladosu, 50, lured the 13-year-old victim to his house, defiled and impregnated her
She said, “The defendant took the girl on April 3, to an undisclosed pharmacy on Ashofin Street, Okareju Mushin area in Lagos.
“Oladosu conspired with Rasaq to pay N4,000 to unlawfully administer an injection to abort the pregnancy,” Ajayi alleged.
Magistrate Kubeinje did not take their pleas and ordered that they should be kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending the advice of the state Director of Public Prosecutions.
Kubeinje adjourned the case to July 7, 2022, for mention.