An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 24-year-old man, Savior Edith to Kirikiri Prison for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s three-year-old daughter.

The prosecutor, Insp. Benedict Aigbokhan told the court that the accused, who lives at 19, Ishajimi St., Agege, a suburb of Lagos, defiled the girl on March 23.

“The accused called the girl inside his room and defiled her, it was her cry that alerted her mother and the accused was apprehended,” the prosecutor said.

He said that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the accused be remanded till April 20 pending determination of his bail application.


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