Man,40, remanded for defiling 2 girls
Ikeja, June 13, 2019 : A 40-year-old man, Adebowale Ajayi, who allegedly defiled two girls was on Thursday in Lagos remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Immediately the case was called up, the Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi refused to take the plea of the defendant.
She, however, ordered that the defendant should be kept behind bars pending the receipt of legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).
Ajayi, who resides at Meiran, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
The defendant committed the offence on March 25 at his residence, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court.
He said that the defendant unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the girls aged 12 and 13.
“The defendant lured the girls into his room and defiled them in turns. He threatened to kill them if they tell anybody.”
“The mother of one of the girls discovered that her daughter had been defiled when she slept carelessly with her legs opened, revealing her private parts.
“The mother questioned her, the girl told her what the defendant did to her.”
Ayorinde said that the case was reported and the defendant was arrested.
The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.
The case was later adjourned until July 15 for mention.