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Court remands driver for allegedly defiling 8-year-old neighbour’s daughter

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Court remands driver for allegedly defiling 8-year-old neighbour’s daughter

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 65-year-old driver, Joseph Ifetun, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s  eight-year-old daughter, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.


Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of Ifetun, ordered that Ifetun be remanded in a correctional facility in  Kirikiri, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until Nov. 28 for mention.

Ifetun, who resides at Ojo area of Lagos, is charged with defilement.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 17 at his residence.

Ayorinde said that the matter was reported to the police by the girl’s  mother.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)

DOA/EOB/SH

(NAN)

Edited by Edith Bolokor/Sadiya Hamza

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