Court remands man for allegedly ”hypnotising”, defiling minor

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court Tuesday ordered a 35-year- man, Dauda Salami, allegedly cast a spell and defiled a 12-year- girl, be remanded in a correctional centre.

The police charged Salami with two counts of defilement and unlawful detainment

Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, did take the plea of Salami ordered he should be remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

Nwaka ordered the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

He adjourned the case Aug. 31 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, SP Nurudeen Thomas told the court the defendant committed the offence July 7 at Bariga area of Lagos.

Thomas said Salami used a ”ring” to hypnotise the girl and defiled her.

He also said Salami detained the girl and demanded a be paid into his account before releasing her.

The said the offence contravened the provisions sections 137 and 271(3)of the Criminal Law of Lagos State. (NAN)