A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Sunday Lazarus, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old daughter of his sister’s friend.
The plea of Lazarus who is facing a two-count charge of sexual assault and rape, was not taken because of the nature of the offences.
The incident was said to have occurred when the accused’s sister, who wanted to buy something outside the compound, left the girl and her six-year-old brother in the room while they were watching cartoon on her phone.
Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the accused be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and adjourned the case until October 19.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offenses in July at No. 34, Surulere Street, Oworonsoki, Lagos.
She further alleged that the accused had carnal knowledge of the minor on two occasions.