A 33-year-old woman, Chizoba Ezemagu, was on Friday arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged felony and false accusation.
The defendant, whose address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of felony and falsely accusation.
However, Ezemagu pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okuoimose told the court the defendant committed the offences sometimes between January 2021 and March 2023 at Aradagun, Badagry, Lagos.
Okuoimose said that the defendant allegedly broke and entered into the apartment of one Sunday Akumagwoeze, the complainant, with the intent to commit felony.
“The defendant falsely accused the complainant of defiling his 13-year-old daughter, knowing that it is false.
“The girl was taken to the hospital for test and she was confirmed to be virgin.
“The defendant was trying to get the custody of her daughter from her former husband, the complainant,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 307 and 95 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adefioye said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation while other must be a religious leader.
He adjourned the case until Aug.15, for mention. (NAN) (