ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a Saheed Lawal, 19, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
The Police charged Lawal, who resides in Ijegun area of Lagos State, with defilement.
Magistrate E. Kubeinje gave the order following a motion by the prosecution counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Mr. Kubeinje, who did not take the plea of Lawal, directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to the DPP for advice.
The magistrate adjourned the case until 30 May, for further mention.
Mr. Ajayi had told the court that the teenager committed the first offence sometime in 2021 at his old residence located at Adisa Oyedumade Street, Ijegun.
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 261 the sections prescribes life imprisonment for defilement and sexual assault by penetration.