The 15-year-old girl who was charged for murdering her dad’s 51-year-old friend, Babatunde Ishola, while trying to rape her, has been freed by a Yaba Magistrate Court, Lagos.

Magistrate Philip Adebowale Ojo struck out the murder charge filed by the police against the senior school 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.

The 15-year-old girl reportedly stabbed the deceased when he attempted defiling her, as she had earlier went to his house to assist in fetching water.

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