The Police yesterday took a 58-year-old man, Sunday Akpan, before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old stepdaughter.
The defendant, a resident of Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos, is facing a one count charge of defilement.
The prosecutor, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on December 8, at 2.00pm, at 1004 building, Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos. She said that Akpan had unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl without her consent. The offence according to the prosecutor is Punishable Under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant’s plea was not taken. Chukwudi, however, urged the court to remand the defendant in prison pending the outcome of the legal advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP. Magistrate Mrs K. O. Doja-Ojo, remanded the defendant in custody and ordered that the case file is duplicated and sent to DPP for legal advice. She adjourned the case until January 9, for DPP’s advice.