…As Kaduna Court remands labourer for allegedly defiling 8-year-old girl***
A 23-year-old truck pusher, Onyebuchi Kelvin, who allegedly defiled a neighbour’s six-year-old daughter, was on Tuesday in Lagos remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, also on Tuesday, ordered 30-year-old labourer, Abubakar Danlami, who allegedly defiled an eight-year-girl, to be remanded in a correctional facility, pending legal advice.
The Lagos Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, did not take the plea of the defendant, but instead, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Kelvin, who resides at Aguda, Surulere, Lagos; was tried for defilement.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court the defendant committed the offence on August 17, at his residence.
He said that the defendant had carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s daughter.
“The girl was playing at the back of the house when the defendant approached her and quickly had sexual intercourse with her.
“The girl told her mother what the defendant did to her.
“A medical report also confirmed that the minor had been defiled.
“The mother reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the defendant,’’ the prosecutor said.
Ayorinde said that the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The case was adjourned until Oct. 9, for mention.
Meanwhile, a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 30-year-old labourer, Abubakar Danlami, who allegedly defiled an eight-year-girl, be remanded in a correctional facility pending legal advice.
The Magistrate, Mrs Hajara Dauda, who did not take the plea of the Danlami, ordered the police to return the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
“Because of the sensitivity of the case, it is difficult to grant bail. The case file should be duplicated and sent to the Office of the DPP for advice,” she said.
Dauda then adjourned the case until Sept. 27, for mention.
The Police accused Danlami, who resides at Dan-Alhaji Road, Barnawa, Kaduna, of raping a minor.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sunday Baba, told the court that the complainant, Ibrahim Abdullahi , who resides in Nariya Igaba Local Government area of Kaduna State, reported the matter at the Kabala West Police Station on Aug. 26.
Baba alleged that the suspect lured the girl into an uncompleted building and raped her.
He said that after the act, the defendant then gave the girl N100.
Baba said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 207 of Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.