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Court remands Man for allegedly defiling 13-year-old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 26- year-old man, Darlington Ezenwa, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl pending legal advice.

The police charged Ezenwa of Vitus Okpala Street, Ajao estate with conspiracy and defilement.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje did not take the defendant`s plea.

She ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send same to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, for legal advice.

Kubeinje who frowned at the high rate of rape of minors, adjourned the case until July 6 for hearing.

Earlier, the prosecuting officer, ASP Kehinde Ajayi told the court that the defendant and  Ebuka, now at large committed the offences on April 8 at Ajao estate, Lagos.

Ajayi alleged that Ezenwa was caught red-handed having sexual intercourse with the minor, whom he lured into his room and defiled without her consent.

The prosecutor said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by having canal knowledge of the minor.

The offences, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 137 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.