19-year-old remanded for allegedly raping minor in Lagos

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By Henry Okonkwo

A Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos State, has ordered the remand of a 19-year-old man, Emmanuel Sunday, at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a minor.

Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje gave the order on Thursday after refusing to take Mr Sunday’s plea.

Kubeinje, however, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

She adjourned the case until August 11 for the DPP advice.

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Prosecution counsel, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that Sunday committed the offence on June 11 at his residence in Magbon at Badagry area of Lagos.

Ogunleye said that the defendant had sexual intercourse with a teenager.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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