Court Remands Trader For Allegedly Defiling 11-Year-Old Girl In Lagos
The police charged Mr Ojo, who resides in Ajasa Command of Agbado Oke-Odo, Lagos State, with defilement.
Magistrate A.O Layinka, who did not take the plea of Mr Ojo, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre.
Ms Layinka, however, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until November 29 for DPP advice.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Lucky Ihiehie, told the court the trader committed the offence on August 7 at Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos State.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.