An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered that a 37-year-old applicant, Hoya Abraham, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

Chief Magistrate F. A. Azeez, who did not take Abraham’s plea, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send it to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Azeez adjourned the case till August 19.

Prosecuting Sergeant John Iberedem alleged that the defendant committed the offence on July 14 on Orosun Road, Mowo Kekere, Elepe in Ikorodu.

He alleged that the defendant unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the child.

Iberedem said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The police in Lagos have arraigned a 17-year-old pupil at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

The pupil, whose address was not provided, is charged with rape.

Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John said the defendant committed the offence on July 23, at Yaba, Lagos.

He alleged that the defendant lured the girl to his house where he raped her.

John said the girl’s parents reported the case to the police and the defendant was arrested.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate P. E. Nwaka admitted the defendant to N50,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

He adjourned the case till September 9.
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