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Court remands 37-year-old man for defiling 12-year-old girl in Lagos

By Our Reporter

A chief magistrates’ court in Badagry, Lagos, on Friday remanded a 37-year-old man, Ademola Afeez, in a correctional facility for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.

Mr Afeez, whose address was not provided, is being charged with unlawful penetration and defilement.

The prosecutor, Insp Ayodele Adeosun, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at about 9:00 a.m. on 1at April in the Baba-Pupa, Azangbemeh area of Badagry, Lagos.

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Mr Adeosun said Mr Afeez sexually penetrated the vagina of the 12-year-old girl with his fingers.

He said the defendant unlawfully took her from the custody of her parents with the intent to have sexual intercourse.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 261 and 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The chief magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya, who did not take Mr Afeez’s plea, ordered him remanded in a correctional centre and adjourned the matter until 13th June.

(NAN)

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