Court Remands 60-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Defiling Minor


An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered that a 60-year-old man, Joshua Oke, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The police charged Oke, who resides in Bariga, Lagos State with defilement.

Chief Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje, who did not take Oke’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre.

Kubeinje directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until May 10 for DPP advice.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi told the court that Oke committed the offence in March in Bariga Area of Lagos.

The offence contravenes the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.

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