A magistrate court in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Ayinde Olukayode, at the correctional centre in the state for allegedly defiling a 12-yr-old girl.
The prosecutor, Mrs Shirley Atane, from Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in August 2020 in Ado-Ekiti.
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According to her, the offence contravenes 357 of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
She urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Titilayo Ola-Olorun, ordered the remand of the defendant in the correctional centre, pending issuance of legal advice.
She adjourned the case until July 27, 2021, for mention.