An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 23-year-old electrician, Folarin Dauda, at the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa for allegedly defiling a four-year-old girl.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, refused to take the plea of the accused and ordered that the accused should be kept behind bars, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Dauda, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of defilement.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 2, at Ago Palace Way, Lagos.
Ayorinde said that the accused defiled the girl at her parents’ house when he went to fix an electrical fault at the compound.
“The girl was riding her bicycle when the accused called her inside, took her to a room and had sex with her.
“She told her mother what the accused had done to her and her mother reported the case at the police station and the accused was arrested,’’ he said.
The prosecutor added that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).
The Herald reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for convicted offenders.