An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday delivered a judgement that a 35-year-old driver, Dominic Ukeme, who raped a six-year-old girl, be detained in prison pending legal advice.
The Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not accept the pleading of the Ukeme, remanded him at the Kirikiri Prison.
Sule-Amzat directed that the case file should be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 14.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP. Benson Emuerhi, informed the court that the offender committed the offence on July 8, at 3 pm at his house.
Emuerhi alleged that the offender pulled the girl into his room and raped her.
He said the defendant was arrested by the police at Alapere Division after a charge was lodged at the police by the father of the girl.
Emuerhi stated that the offence violated the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, NAN reports.