Court remands trader for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 41-year-old trader, Oladeji Ojo, be remanded defiling an 11-year-old girl.

The police charged Ojo, resides in Ajasa Command of Agbado Oke-Odo, Lagos State, with defilement.

Magistrate A.O Layinka, did not take the plea of Ojo, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre.

Layinka, however, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) legal advice.

She adjourned the case until Nov. 29 DPP advice.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Lucky Ihiehie told the court the trader  the offence on Aug. 7 at Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos State.

He said that Ojo lured the girl into an uncompleted building and  defiled her.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Section prescribes life imprisoment defilement.(NAN)