A 37-year-old man, Hameed Ayinla, has allegedly defiled his nine-year-old step daughter.
Consequently, an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday has ordered that the man be remanded in a custodial centre.
Also, the man, Ayinla, has been charged with defilement by the Police.
Chief Magistrate F.M Kayode–Alamu, who did not take the plea of Ayinla; ruled that he be remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre. In addition, the magistrate ordered the police to file the matter at the Ikeja Sexual and Domestic Violence Court.
Thereafter, Kayode–Alamu adjourned the matter until December 10 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Olu Olubiyi told the court that Ayinla committed the offence on September 13; at No. 6, Kunle Ojo St., Ori-Okuta, Owutu Ikorodu. He alleged that Ayinla defiled the nine-year-old girl who is his step daughter.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State which prescribes life imprisonment for convicts.
Meanwhile, a car wash operator, Anas Mohammed, on Monday appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja; for allegedly stabbing a police officer.
The Prosecution Counsel, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that Adene Ismaila of Brick City, Kubwa, Abuja; reported the matter at the Divisional Headquarters Byazhin on September 30. Olanipekun alleged that while Ismaila was in his shop in Kubwa; the defendant met him, claiming to be the owner of the shop.
“An argument ensued between the defendant and the complainant and Inspector Abubakar Ibrahim appeared on the scene, to calm the situation. The defendant removed a dagger and cut the Inspector deeply on his left finger,” he said.
He added that the offence contravened the provisions of section 247 of the Penal Code. However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The defence counsel, Taiye Okoya applied for the bail of the defendant; saying that he was presumed innocent until proven otherwise.