Court remands man for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter

Court remands man for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter


An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 36-year-old Oyeyemi Omoyele in Kirikiri Correctional Centre over alleged defilement of his neighbour’s daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, did not take the defendant’s plea; rather they should remand him until Jan. 20, for an advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The court tried the defendant who resides at 35, Ariyori St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos; for defilement.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John; told the court that the offence was committed on Oct. 14 at the defendants’ resident.


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John alleged that the defendant called the Complainant, a 10-year-old girl; into his room under false pretences of sending her on an errand.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant shut the door and defiled her.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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