Prosecutor Joshua Oladoye told the court that the accused person committed the offence on March 1, 2014 at Najas Compound, Isale-Osun in Osogbo.
Oladoye said the accused, who lives in the same compound with the victim, lured the minor into his room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent, an offence which contravens Section 31(1) of the Child’s Right Law of Osun 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody.
Aluko also directed that the counsel to the accused person, Miss Bose Dada to file a formal bail application for her client.
The court adjourned the case till April 29, 2014 for mention. (NAN)