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Man who allegedly raped 13-year-old arraigned in court

An unemployed man, Solomon James, was Monday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

The suspect, who has been in prison since January 2016 is facing a one-count charge of defilement before the court.

According to the State Prosecutor, T.A Adeye, the teenager was sent to buy sugar on January 5, 2016 when the incident happened.

The prosecutor alleged that Solomon met her on the road when she was sent on an errand by her mother.

“He lured her into an abandoned barbing salon where he allegedly defiled her,” Adeye said.

According to Adeye, four witnesses are willing and ready to testify against Solomon in the matter.

The suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of defilement.

The presiding Judge, Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya, in ruling ordered the suspect to be remanded in prison pending commencement of trial.

The case was adjourned till October 17 for commencement of trial.

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