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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of one Ismail Ganiu, 42, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter.
The Magistrate, E. Kubeinje, who did not take the defendant’s plea, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
She ordered that the defendant be kept in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending the DPP’s advice.
The defendant, who resides at the Ikotun area of Lagos, is being tried for alleged sexual assault.
The Prosecutor, Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offense on August 11 at his residence.
He said that the defendant sexually assaulted the girl by penetrating through her vaginal.
The sexual penetration violates Section 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and is punishable with up to life imprisonment.
The case has been adjourned until September 9 for mention.