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9-year-Old allegedly Defiled by a 30-year-old man in Lagos.



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A 30-year-old man, Henry Ukwueze, was remanded in Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl.

Mrs. A.O. Ajibade, the Magistrate, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

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Ajibade, on the other hand, directed that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

She postponed the case until December 29 to await the DPP’s advice.

Ukwueze, who lives in Emma Akuju Estate, Isashi, Lagos State, was charged with defilement and sexual assault by penetration.

DSP Kehinde Ajayi, the Prosecution Counsel, told the court that the defendant committed the offenses on Oct. 21 at his residence.

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“The defendant had canal knowledge of the girl and begged her not to tell anyone. The girl, however narrated how the defendant forcefully had canal knowledge of her to her mother.

“The case was reported at the police station and the defendant was arrested,” she said.

She said that the offences violated Sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.