A man in the Masamasa area of Lagos, Mr. Sunday Nwokolo, has been remanded in Kirikiri prison for allegedly defiling a minor, his neighbor’s 12-year-old daughter.
The accused, 33, was remanded by an Ikeja Chief Maistrates’ Court on Monday, June 17, after the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule- Amzat, refused his “not guilty” plea.
However, ASP Benson Emuerhi, the Prosecutor, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence at his residence on May 27.
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He noted that the case was reported to the Gender Section of Ikeja Police command by the girl’s mother, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
In her judgment, Mrs. Sule-Amzat instructed the police to send back the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice, while adjourning the case up until October 14, 2019