Court remands man for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl
The Chief Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons. Sule-Amzat also ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Smart who lives at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.
The prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, had told the court that the defendant on April 3, unlawfully had canal knowledge of the girl at his residence. “The defendant defiled his neighbour’s daughter by forcefully having sexual intercourse with her,” he said.
The prosecutor said that parent of the victim reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the defendant. Emuerhi said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. Section 137 prescribes 14 years imprisonment if found guilty. She adjourned the case until July 15.
In a related development, Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered that one Charles Yoroh should be remanded in prison custody for allegedly defiling a minor.
Yoroh, 56, is to be remanded, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. The Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who gave the order, adjourned the case until July 15.
The defendant, who resides at Iyana Ipaja, near Lagos Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Yoroh committed the offence on May 3 at Aboru Hotel in Iyana Ipaja. Emuerhi alleged Yoroh lured a 14-year-old girl to a hotel and unlawfully defiled her by forcefully having sexual intercourse with her.
The prosecutor said that the defendant was apprehended by the police and that the case was referred to the Gender Section at the Ikeja Police Command for further investigation. He added that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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