An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 58-year-old man, Franklin Adeyanju, in Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter.
The accused, a politician, who resides at 24, Tijani Street, Dopemu, a suburb of Lagos Mainland, is being tried for defilement.
The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offence was committed on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the accused residence.
Ogu said the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
“The accused called the girl, a five-year-old, to his apartment and was fingering her private part when another neighbour, who heard the screaming of the girl, entered the apartment.
The accused was caught in the act and the woman, who saw him, shouted in order to attract the attention of other neighbours,” Ogu told the court.
In the ruling, Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, ordered the remand of the suspect in custody and adjourned the case until April 30, for mention.