An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 23-year-old man, Rilwan Olasunkanmi, who allegedly defiled 13-year-old girl, be remanded in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos, pending legal advice.
The police charged Olasunkanmi, who resides in Isheri -Oshun, Lagos, with defilement.
Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, however, did not take the plea of Olasunkanmi.
Olasunkanmi ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos Director of Public Prosecutions.
Nwake adjourned the case until Sept. 9, for mention.
Earlier the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Christopher John alleged that Olasunkanmi committed the offence on May 30 at about 5 p.m., at an uncompleted building situated at White Sand, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos State.
John said that the case was reported at the Isheri Police Station.
The offence, he said, contravenes the provision sof Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes up to life imprisonment on conviction. (NAN)