On Monday, the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of a 41-year-old man, Nnamdi Dike, for defiling his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter.
The defendant, a security guard, who lives at 27 Salami St., Akute, Ogun State, is being prosecuted for sexual assault.
The chief magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, who refused to take the defendant‘s plea, ordered his remand in Kirikiri Prison, pending legal advice from the director of public prosecutions (DPP).
The magistrate subsequently adjourned the case until June 26.
Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in November 2022 around Ifako Ijaiye in Lagos.
The prosecutor said the 12-year-old told her teacher how the defendant, her mother’s lover, molested her sexually.
Mr Akeem added that the defendant usually molested the victim whenever her mother was not home and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
The prosecutor said the teacher informed the victim’s mother, who reported the case at the police station.
He said the offence contravened section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.