An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, on Wednesday ruled that the Supervisor of Chrisland School in Victoria Garden City, Lagos, Adegboyega Adenekan, who was accused of sexually assulting a two-year-old pupil, should be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.
The Presiding Jude, Justice Sybil Nwaka refused the bail application by Adegboyega Adenekan. According to reports made available to schoolworld, the judge had during proceedings on June 25, revoked Adenekan’s bail, which was initially granted by a Magistrates’s Court.
“I am revoking your bail today to guarantee your presence in court and for your own security. We have gotten to a critical point in this trial. This case has been moving on smoothly and I do not want anything to truncate it,” she stated.
While delivering the ruling on Wednesday, Nwaka held that the supervisor’s bail application lacked merit, adding that the defendant could jump bail. She adjourned the case to October 18, 2019 for adoption of the final written address.
Adenekan who was arraigned on Jan. 29, 2018, pleaded not guilty to a charge of defilement of a child over an allegation that he committed sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, VGC, Lagos. According to the prosecution, the defendant defiled a two-year and 11-month-old pupil of the school, by having sexual intercourse with her.
According to the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, the offence recommends a life sentence for anyone convicted of defiling a child.
Culled from School World