Court remands man for allegedly defiling seven-year-old girl

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that 47-year-old Paul Adebayo be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl.

The police charged Mr Adebayo, who resides in Mende, Maryland in Lagos State, with defilement and sexual assault.

Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje, who did not take Mr Adebayo’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in a custodial centre.

Magistrate Kubeinje directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice, and adjourned the case until February 15 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Kehinde Ajayi said that Mr Adebayo committed the offence on December 30, at Jonah close, Mende, Maryland in Lagos.

She noted that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 135 and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 135 states that anyone who unlawfully and indecently deals with a child is liable to seven years imprisonment, while section 137 states than anyone who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a child is liable to life imprisonment.

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