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Girl who killed attempted rapist discharged

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A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has freed a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) charged with murdering a 51-year-old man Babatunde Ishola who allegedly tried to rape her.

Magistrate Philip Adebowale Ojo struck out the murder charge filed by the police against the Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 pupil, following advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The Nation reported that the Director, Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Dr. Babajide Martins, whose office defended the teenager pro bono, expressed satisfaction with the court’s decision.

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