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Woman arraigned over alleged teenage girls prostitution

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A 42-year-old woman, Dupe Sunny, on Thursday in Lagos appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with aiding three teenager girls to engage in prostitution.

The three teenagers are of ages 14 and 16 years with oldest among them having a Senior  Secondary School certificate.

The accused, who is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and knowingly allowing teenagers to engage in unlawful sexual intercourse.

She, however, denied the charges.

But the Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin told the court that the accused committed the offences between June 2016 and Oct. 28 at No. 22, Oresegun St., off Odo Eran in Bariga.

She alleged that the woman allocated a room to the teenagers for the purpose of prostitution and collected returns from the girls after sex bouts.

The offences contravened Sections 138 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 138 stipulates 14 years imprisonment.

Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias adjourned the case until Nov. 8 for ruling on the accused’s bail application.

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