The Lagos State Government has arraigned a 17-year-old boy before a Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, sitting in Ikeja, over alleged abduction and defilement of a 15-year-old girl.
The minor is facing a three-count charge of defilement, abduction from custody of parent and incapacitating in order to commit felony.
The defendant, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the state, Ms Abimbola Abolade told the Court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence between July 11 and 15, 2022 at No.41 Olajumoke St., Ikotun, Lagos.
Abolade submitted that the defendant, with intent to have sexual intercourse, detained the alleged survivor in his house against her wish.
The prosecution also alleged that the defendant gave a liquid substance to the girl in order to incapacitate her.
Justice Abiola Soladoye ordered that the case file be returned to the registry in order to be re-assigned to a family Court after the defendant told the Court he was 17 years old.
Soladoye also ordered that the boy should be returned back to a Foster Home in Adigbe, Ogun State.
She adjourned the case until October 18 for further report.
The prosecution said the offence contravened provisions of Sections 137, 239 and 269 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.