Court remands man, 30, for allegedly defiling teenage Girl

Court remands man, 30, for allegedly defiling teenage Girl

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 30-year-old man, Reuben Temitope, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, who refused to take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

Kubeinje directed the Police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until Jan. 16, 2024 pending the receipt of the DPP’s advice.

The Police arraigned Temitope, who resides at Meiran Road, Alagbado area of Lagos State, on a five-count charge of abduction, unlawful sexual intercourse and possession of criminal charm.

The Prosecution Counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendant and others at large, committed the offence on Nov. 20 at his residence.

“The defendant abducted the minor from Bankole Olanrewaju Street, Off Agas Dalemo at Alakuko area and took her to his house.

“He had in his possession a criminal charm which he used to attack the girl.

“He took her to his house and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

“He also threatened and pointed a gun at her in order to forcefully have sexual intercourse with her against her will.

“The case was reported at the Police station and he was arrested,” she said.

Ajayi said the offence committed violated Sections 133 (b), 232, 260, 277 (1a/b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 260 stipulates life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of sexual intercourse with a girl or woman without her consent.

Section 277(1a/b) stipulates 14 years imprisonment for anyone with intent to deprive any parent of the possession of such child, forcibly or fraudulently takes or entices away or detains the child.(NAN)

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