siblingsA 23-year-old Arabic teacher, Ibrahim Idris, was brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s court for allegedly defiling three siblings in Lagos.

CGN learnt that the accused resides at Kelani Street, Adealu along Lagos- Abeokuta express road, Alimosho, Lagos.

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He is facing a one-count charge of defilement.

The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told court that the offence was committed from May to August, 2017 at the residence of the accused.

Ogu said that the three sisters, whose ages range from seven to 12 years, were receiving Arabic and Islamic lessons from the accused.

“The parents did not know that the accused was sexually molesting their daughters until they relocated to another area and needed to change their Arabic school.

“The smallest of the girl told the mother that they don’t want another uncle to be teaching them.”

Ogu said that upon hearing her daughter’s remark, the mother questioned her children and they confessed what the previous teacher was doing to them.

“The case was reported at the police station and the accused was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akanni adjourned the case to Sept. 11 for mention.