The Ikeja Magistrate Court on Monday referred a 38-year-old man, Samuel Emmanuel, to the Kirikiri Correctional Center for allegedly having anal sex with a minor.
The Chief Magistrate, Ms. BO Osunsanmi, refused to listen to the defendant’s statement.
Osunsanmi ordered that he be remanded in custody at the Kirikiri Correctional Center until 25 January on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The defendant, a baker, who resides in the Ileejo, Lekki, Lagos area, is on trial for sexual assault.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the crime was committed on November 25, 2022 in the area of Ile-Ojo, Ibeju, Lekki, Lagos.
Akeem said the defendant called the victim, a 12-year-old girl who sells cowhide (ponmo), under the pretext that she wanted to buy.
The prosecutor said the defendant dragged the girl into his room and forcibly had anal sex with her.
Akeem said neighbors who heard the girl’s screams rushed to break down the door and rescued her, but they had already disturbed her.
According to the prosecutor, the offense contravenes Section 261 of the Lagos State Penal Law, 2015.
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