Justice Abiola Soladoye of a Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Ikeja, Lagos, has remanded one Stephen Monday at a correctional centre, for allegedly defiling his lover’s four-year-old daughter.
The judge remanded the suspect on Thursday, September 29, 2023, after he pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement of a minor brought against him by the state government.
During the defendant’s arraignment, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Babajide Martins, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 14, 2021, at about 5:00a.m., at No 5, Ayeloja street, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The prosecutor told the court that the defendant had carnal knowledge of the four-year-old girl by inserting his penis into her vagina.
He said his offence contravened the provision of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Following his plea of not guilty, the DPP Martins prayed the court for a trial date.
Consequently, Justice Soladoye remanded him in custody pending the perfection of his bail, and adjourned to November 9, for commencement of trial.