Osaro Ogbemudia, 39, was on Monday ordered remanded in Prison custody for allegedly defiling a 7-years-old girl.
Ogbemudia who was arraigned before an Evboriaria Magistrate Court 2, sitting in Benin, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge he was arraigned for.The accused was said to have committed the offence on September 4, 2017, at Ovbiebo street, off PZ Road, off Sapele Road, Benin City.He was accused of having carnal knowledge of the plaintiff against the order of nature by penetrating her through the anus.
According to the charge, the offence committed by the accused is punishable under section 214(I) of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.
However, Chief Magistrate F. E. Okunrobo refused the accused bail and adjourned the case to February 28, 2018 when the bail application would be considered.