A Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday ordered that a 30-year-old man, Chukwudi Anyanwu, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.
The police charged Anyanwu with one count of defilement.
Magistrate O.A Ajibade, who did not take the plea of Anyanwu, ordered that he should be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service centre in Kirikiri, Lagos, pending legal advice.
Ajibade ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The magistrate adjourned the case until Aug.9.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that Anyanwu who lives at Thomas Animashawun street, Lagos, committed the offence between Jan. and May.
Ajayi said that the case was reported at the Police Station, Lagos by the victim.
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, ordered that a 29-year-old man, Razak Akinyemi, who was accused of defiling a 13-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre.
Akinyemi, who resides at No. 13, Monsan lane, Moshalashi Alhaja, Agege, Lagos State, was charged for rape.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that Akinyemi committed the offence on June 25, at his residence.
John said that the defendant lured the girl to his house and raped her.
“The girl told her mother what Akinyemi had done to her and the woman reported the case at the Police station and he was arrested,’’ John said.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Akinyemi, ordered that he should be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Nwaka ordered the Police to return the case file to the DPP.
He adjourned the case until Sept. 2, for mention.