Court remands man for allegedly defiling 14-year-old girl



 A Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered  that a 21-year-old man, Jeremiah Aniede, be remanded in a correctional centre for  allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.

The police Aniede with two counts of defilement and assault.

Magistrate .A Ajibade, did not take the plea of Aniede, ordered that he should be remanded in the Correctional Service centre in Kirikiri, Lagos, pending advice.

Ajibade ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The magistrate adjourned the case until July 26.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that Aniede, lives in Oyingbo, Lagos, committed the offence on 26.

Ajayi said that the case was reported at the Apapa Police Station, Lagos by the victim.

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 137 and 263 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)