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Man in court for defiling lover’s 12-year-old daughter
Ikeja Magistrates’ court

Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi of the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Ogba, on Monday ordered the remand of a 41-year-old man, Nnamdi Dike, who allegedly defiled his lover’s 12-year-old daughter.

Dike, a security guard, who is a resident at No. 27, Salami Street, Akute, in Ogun State, is facing a count charge of sexual assault preferred against him by the police. Of Ooni, Latest Bride, Temitope Adesegun

The magistrate, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The prosecutor, Raji Akeem, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence in November 2022 at No. 37, Shogbade Street, Powerline area, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.

He said the 12- year-old girl had confided in her teacher how the defendant, being her mother’s lover, allegedly sexually molested her.

Akeem stated that the defendant usually molested the victim whenever her mother was not at home and would threaten to kill her if she told anyone.

The prosecutor added that the teacher, however, informed the victim’s mother, who reported the case at the police station.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Consequently, Magistrate Osunsanmi remanded the defendant in the custodial centre and adjourned the case till June 26 for the DPP’s advice.