Court remands 29-year-old man for allegedly defiling minor

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 29-year-old man, Victor Emmanuel, in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

Magistrate O.A. Layinka, who did not take Emmanuel’s plea, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Layinka adjourned the case until July 7 for mention.

The police charged Emmanuel, who resides at Dauda Oseni Street in Ilasamaja area of Lagos, with defilement.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Lucky Ihiehie told the court that Emmanuel committed the offence on May 25 at his residence.

Ihiehie said the Emmanuel called the girl into his room on the the pretext that he wanted to send her on an errand and defiled her.

He said said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section stipulates life imprisonment for defilement.(NAN)

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