The accused disappeared after committing the offence but was caught and brought to court."
A 37-year-old man, Oluwaseyi Akinmulayo, who allegedly defiled his step daughter, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court.
The accused, who lives at 22, Omorale Johnson St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offence was committed sometime in February at the accused's residence.
According to Iseghede, the accused defiled his 15-year-old step daughter and told her not to tell anybody.
"The girl later told her mother. The accused disappeared after committing the offence but was caught and brought to court."
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused denied the charge.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, admitted the accused to a bail of N2 million in addition to two sureties in like sum.
He ordered the accused to pay N200, 000 into the court’s registrar's account as part of the bail condition.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 9 for mention.