An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos on Wednesday, ordered that a 35-year-old man, Jimoh Musibau, who allegedly defiled a minor, be remanded in prison.
Musibau is charged with indecent assault.
NAN reports that Chief Magistrate F.A. Azeez, who gave the order, did not take the plea of the defendant.
Azeez ordered the police counsel to return the case file to the office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until June 6, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 4, at about 7.30am at No. 1 Oshinaike Str. Agbede, Olorogbo Agric area in Ikorodu.
Iberedem alleged that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old-girl.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 as amended.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendant is liable to life imprisonment if found guilty of the offence.