An Evboriaria Magistrate Court sitting in Benin city, on Monday, remanded one Emmanuel Chibike, 14, in a Juvenile home for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 4-years-old girl.
The offender was charged on a one count offence punishable under section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, as applicable in Edo State.
The offender pleaded not guilty to the charge when the prosecutor, Insp. Olatoye Oluwaseun, read the charge to him.
The chief Magistrate, Mrs C. E. Oghuma, subsequently granted bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate also said the sureties must be his parent or Guardian and show evidence of tax payment and resident within the court jurisdiction.
Magistrate Oghuma however transferred the case to Family Court and adjourned the matter to Dec 3, 2018.