The Kwara State Juvenile Court has remanded a 15-year-old boy who allegedly had carnal knowledge of a 10-year-old girl at Oro-Ago, in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
The teenager reportedly emerged from the bush and met the victim with four other girls, who went to swim in a local stream in the area.
He allegedly chased the girls from the stream and caught up with the victim, who fell while running.
The suspect was said to have had carnal knowledge of the girl.
According to the Police First Information Report, the defendant came out of the bush disguising like a mad man.
“The girls were running towards their house for safety before the victim fell where the defendant struggled with her and eventually had forceful intercourse with her,” the report said.
The FIR also said the matter was reported at the Oro-Ago Police Station by the victim’s father, Musa Mohammed, and it was subsequently transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Children Protection Unit for discreet investigation. The report also revealed that “the medical report obtained from ECWA
Community Health Initiative, Oro-Ago, confirmed that there were bruises, forceful penetration and bleeding from the victim’s private parts.”
The prosecutor, Moshood Adebayo, urged the court to remand the defendant based on the alleged offences.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr O.A. Adeniyi, granted the request of the prosecutor and ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Children Reformation Centre, Ilorin.
The matter was adjourned till August 31, 2022.