Court remands man for allegedly defiling 9-year-old girl

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered that a 32-year-old man, Martin Urowanyina, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s nine-year-old daughter, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of Urowanyina, ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The case was adjourned until Nov. 11 for mention.

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Urowanyina, who resides at Ogba, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, alleged that the suspect committed the offence on Aug. 30 at his residence,

He alleged that the suspect lured the girl into his room and defiled her.

The prosecutor said that her mother reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of the defendant.

The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.


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