A couple, Juliet and Boniface, were, on Wednesday, brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly aiding their son, Ebuka Nwobodo, to defile a minor.
The couple was arraigned on a charge of conspiracy, while Ebuka appeared on a two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement.
The Prosecutor, Insp Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the defendants committed the offences sometimes in 2016, at No. 7, Odunsi St., Bariga.
He added that when the complainant informed Mr and Mrs Nwobodo about what their son was doing to her, they shut her up and threatened to kill her if she ever mentioned it to anyone.
Olatunde said the defendants arrest was precipitated by the discovery of the complainant diary by her teacher in school where she had documented all the alleged acts and reported to the school authorities,
However, the couple and the son, all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. A. Oshoniyi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N250,000, with two sureties each in like sum.
According to him, the offences contravene Sections 137 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The case has, however, been adjourned till April 21, pending legal advice from the office of the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).