A 14-year-old secondary school pupil  has allegedly defiled his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.

The accused, who resides with his parents on Odo Oba Street, Bariga, Lagos, broke into the toilet where the underage girl was defecating and defiled her.

It was the cry of the girl that alerted the mother, who immediately rushed to the scene.

When the mother saw bloodstains on the child’s clothes, she shouted, but efforts to apprehend the boy were unsuccessful as he ran away from the house.

The case was reported at the Bariga Police Station, while the boy was later sighted at Agege and arrested by the police.

The accused was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

He, however, denied the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, D. Abegunde, admitted the accused to 300,000 Naira bail with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde, however, ordered that the accused should be remanded in the Boys Correctional Centre, Oregun, Ikeja, until when the bail conditions would be met.

Before adjourning the case till June 5, she directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.