Man remanded in Kirikiri prison for defiling 13-year old girl

A man, Francis Ugachukwu has been remanded in Kirikiri prison, Lagos, by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

Trial judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye remanded the defendant, a visually impaired pending hearing and filing of his bail application.

The court adjourned the case until October 18, 2023, for hearing of bail application and commencement of trial.

The defendant was arraigned on one count charge of defilement.

The defendant, meanwhile, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The offence is punishable with life imprisonment, if found guilty.

According to state counsel, Ms Abimbola Abolade, the defendant committed to offence sometimes in November 2022 on No. 16 Kareem Giwa St., Abule-Osun, Ojoo in Lagos..

According to the prosecution, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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