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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Court remands 53-yr old engineer over alleged defilement of 10-yr old girl

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A 53-year old engineer, Leonard Okafor, was yesterday remanded in prison by an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court, in Ogun state, for allegedly defiling a 10-year old girl.

The accused, who resides at 13, Ketere Area of Sango-Ota, was arraigned for alleged defilement of the victim at about 9.p.m. on May 28 at his residence.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Italta Ebobimino, alleged that Ebobimino was fond of enticing under-age girls whose ages ranged between five years and 10 years with the intention of having unlawful carnal knowledge of them.

He said that the offence contravened section 218 of the Criminal Code Vol.1 of Revised, Law of Ogun state, 2006.

Senior Magistrate Titi Bello ordered the remand of the accused pending the receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

She adjourned the case till Friday.(NAN)


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