Court Remands Man For Allegedly Defiling 11-Year-Old Step-Daughter

A 37 – year – old man, Mathew Olateju was on friday, ordered to be remanded in a correctional centre by a Magistrates’s Court in Ikeja pending legal advice, for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old step-daughter.

Olateju, who resides in Algbado in Lagos was charged with threat to life and defilement by the police.

Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of Olateju, ordered the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She ordered that Olateju should be kept in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending the DPP advice.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until April 20 for mention.

The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that Olateju committed the offence in February at his residence.

He alleged that Olateju threatened to kill his step-daughter if she mentions it to anyone.

Ayorinde said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 56 and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Defilement violates Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and is punishable with up to life imprisonment.

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