An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday, remanded a 38-year-old man, Samuel Emmanuel, to Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly having anal sex with a minor.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, refused to listen to the defendant’s plea.
Osunsanmi ordered him to be remanded in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre until January 25 for the Director of Public Prosecutions’ advice.
The defendant, a baker, who resides at Ileejo area, Lekki, Lagos, being is tried for sexual assault.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on November 25, 2022, at the Ile-Ojo area, Ibeju, Lekki, Lagos.
According to The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN), Akeem said the defendant called the victim, a 12-year-old girl who hawks cow skin (ponmo), on the pretext that he wanted to buy.
The prosecutor said the defendant dragged the girl inside his room and forcefully had anal sex with her.
Akeem said the neighbours who heard the screaming of the girl rushed to break the door and rescued her but she had already been molested.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.