A Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday ordered one 54-year old Gabriel Asateru to be remanded in prison over alleged defilement of a five-year old girl.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Bayo Ajiboye, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 23 at Ifishin-Ekiti.
Ajiboye said the accused, on the said date, defiled the minor by luring her to sit on his laps.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 31 of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State.
Ajiboye said a duplicate of the case file had been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), for legal advice.
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr Tunde Olayemi, sought adjournment pending response from the DPP.
Magistrate Modupe Afeniforo ordered the accused be remanded in prison.
She adjourned the case to Feb.15, 2017 for further hearing.