An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has on Tuesday remanded a 23-year-old man identified as Onyebuchi Kelvin, at the Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl.
Yans gathered that the Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Kelvin, who resides at Aguda, Surulere, Lagos is being tried for rape.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 17, at his residence.
Ayorinde said that the defendant had carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s daughter.
He said, “The girl was playing at the back of the house when the defendant approached her and quickly had sexual intercourse with her.
“The girl told her mother what the defendant did to her.
“A medical report also confirmed that the minor had been defiled.
“The mother reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the defendant.”
The case was adjourned until October 9 for hearing.