A secondary school dropout, Abubakar Ibrahim (18) is in trouble. He may spend the rest of his life in prison.

He has been accused of defiling a minor.

He was on Wednesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court and is facing a one count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ajaga Agboko, told court that the accused committed the offence in March at No. 56, A. J. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos.

“The accused indecently dealt with the 13-year-old girl by having sexual intercourse with her,” he said.

Agboko said that the offence contravenes Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, denied the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Ogunbowale, granted the accused bail in the sum of 400,000 Naira with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must be blood relations of the accused.

The sureties must be property owners and must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Ogunbowale also ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody, pending an advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send to the office of the DPP.

The magistrate adjourned the case till May 3.