An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 19-year-old student, Joseph Urama, in prison for pleading guilty to defiling a neighbour’s five-year-old daughter.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered the remand of the accused at the Kirikiri Prisons and adjourned the case to August 1 for facts and sentencing.
The accused, a student, who lives at Papa Ashafa area of Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for alleged defilement.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Rapheal Donny, told the court that the offence was committed on June 22 at the residence of the accused.
Donny alleged that the accused was caught by the victim’s mother while defiling her five – year-old daughter.
He said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge.