The 15-year-old girl who was charged with murdering her dad’s 51-year-old friend, Babatunde Ishola, while he was trying to rape her has been freed by a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Magistrate Philip Adebowale Ojo struck out the murder charge filed by the police against the SSS 3 student, following advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Director, Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Dr. Babajide Martins, whose office defended the teenager, expressed satisfaction with the court’s decision.
According to the police, late Ishola was a friend to the suspect’s father and she had always been helping him with house chores.
However, while the girl was helping out with the water, on 7/3/2020, he attempted raping her and she picked a knife from the room and stabbed him.