LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A Magistrate’s court sitting at Ogba, has ordered the remand of a 41-year-old man, Nnamdi Dike, who allegedly defiled his lover’s 12-year-old daughter.
Dike, a security guard, who is a resident at No. 27, Salami Street, Akute, in Ogun State, is facing a count charge of sexual assault preferred against him by the Police.
The Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in November 2022, at Powerline area, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.
Akeem revealed that the defendant usually molested the victim whenever her mother was not at home and would threaten to kill her if she told anyone.
He said the 12- year-old girl had confided in her teacher how the defendant, being her mother’s lover, allegedly sexually molested her.
Asp Akeem added that the teacher, however, informed the victim’s mother, who reported the case at the police station.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
The case was adjourned till 26 June for the DPP’s advice.