A 38-year-old man identified as Samuel Emmanuel has been remanded in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre by an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a minor.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi gave the order during a court hearing today January 9. He refused to listen to the defendant’s plea.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 25 at Ile-Ojo area, Ibeju, Lekki, Lagos. Akeem said that the defendant called the victim, a 12-year-old girl, who hawks cow skin, pretending he wanted to buy some. The prosecutor said that the defendant dragged the girl inside his room and forcefully had an#l s3x on her.
Akeem said that the neighbours who heard the screaming girl rushed to break the door and rescued her but she was already molested. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
At the court hearing, the Magistrate ordered the suspect to be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre until Jan. 25 for the Director of public prosecution’s advice.