Court remands man for alleged defilement of minor

A 33-year-old man, Emeka Ikechukwu, allegedly defiled a 5-year-old girl, was on Monday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, .

Though he denied committing the , the Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered his remand in prison custody.

He adjourned the case until Feb. 28 for ruling in his bail application and further hearing.

The defendant was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse.

The prosecutor, Kehinde Omisakin, said that the defendant committed the on Jan. 23, about 5.00 p.m., at Ilaje Otunmare in Ebute Meta.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant defiled the 5-year-old girl on the said date.

He said that the contravened Section 137 of the Law of State, 2015. (NAN)