An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court Tuesday ordered that a 45- year-old labourer Chigozie Akwudiba who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri pending legal advice.
Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka who refused to take the plea of Akwudiba ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Nwaka adjourned the matter until Dec. 2.
The police charged Akwudiba, who resides on 26, Ariori St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos with defilement.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John told the court that the offence was committed on Oct. 16 at the defendant’s resident. The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised ). (NAN)