A 39- year-old trader, Innocent Etolue, was on Friday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly sexually abusing his 15-year-old male apprentice.
The police charged Etolue, who resides at 6, Iworo St., Coker Aguda area, Lagos with sexual assault, indecent dealing, sexual harassment, and infringement of one’s right.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem told the court that the offense was committed between September 2022 to Feb. 25 at the defendant’s residence.
Akeem said that the complainant, a 15-year-old boy who is the defendant’s apprentice told his father how the defendant has been sexually abusing him.
Akeem said that the boy recounted many instances.
The offense, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 10, 135, 263, and 264 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Bola Osunsanmi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case until June 8 for mention.