Court Remands Policeman Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Court Remands Policeman Over Alleged Sexual Assault
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A policeman, Sylvester Shamaki, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ court in Lagos for alleged sexual assault on a 22-year-old lady.

The 29-year-old was accused of using his finger to penetrate the private part of the 22-year-old lady.

The accused is facing a one-count charge bordering on sexual assault to which he pleaded not guilty.

Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, the Police Prosecutor told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 14 at about 66:30 p.m at No 9, Adebisi Tolan Street, Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos.

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Olaluwoye said that the accused assaulted the complainant (name withheld) by forcing himself on her and penetrating her private part with his fingers.

The presding Magistrate, Mrs O. J Oghere, remanded the accused in prison and ordered that the case file should be sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She adjourned the case until May 26 for the mention.

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The offence contravenes Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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