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Court remands man, 20, over alleged rape, abduction of minor



A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, ordered the indefinite remand in Ikoyi prisons of a 20-year-old man, Abdul Hudu, for his alleged abduction and defilement of a 10-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose house address was not given, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on defilement of a minor and abduction.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, refused to grant the defendant bail and ordered his indefinte remand in Ikoyi prisons.

She asked the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case until Sept. 19.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, said that the defendant had committed the offences between June 30 and July 4, 2019

Osayande alleged that the defendant abducted the 10-year-old girl at a White Guest House, located at No 32, Awoniyi St., Idi-Araba, in Mushin.

She told the court that the defendant allegedly repeatedly had carnal knowledge of the minor at the guest house for six days.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 137, 141 and 144 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.