An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Thursday ordered that a 42-year-old businessman, Godstine Okere, who allegedly defiled three minors, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
Magistrate M.E. Kubeinje, who did not take the plea of Okere, ordered that the file should be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Kubeinje adjourned the case until August 28 for mention.
The police charged Okere, who resides at Ojodu Berger, Lagos, with one count of defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that Okere committed the offence on August 2 at his residence.
He alleged that Okere defiled two girls aged 13 and a 15-year-old.
The prosecution said the offence the provisions of Section 7 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.