An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court has struck out a case of abuse and assault against a fashion designer, Mrs Bisi Olukayode.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, said the matter was discontinued over indolent prosecution.
It was reported in March 2018 that a 14-year-old Togolese, Anjuah Sunday, was employed by the Olukayodes to work as a maid in their house at Lekki Gardens Estate Phase 3.
The victim, who arrived in Lagos with her grandmother, was reportedly handed over to the family by an agent.
Some residents alerted officials of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender after the teenager was allegedly locked up in a toilet over an offence.
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The fashion designer was then picked up by the police, while the maid was rescued by the OPD.
A former Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said that the police found several marks of flogging on the child.
However, in March 4, 2019, the case was struck out after the defence lawyer, I.A. Adalu, applied that it should be discontinued, citing the absence of the complainant in court.
He said, “I apply that the matter be struck out as the complainant is no longer interested. On January 14, 2019, September 24, 2018, July 11, 2018, May 16, 2018, the complainant was not in court. This shows the lack of interest in the matter.”
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“The charge against the defendant is struck out for indolent prosecution,” the court added.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, was also in court.