Court remands unemployed man in prison custody for allegedly defiling cousin

Iseghede said one of the neighbours who heard the girl screaming, peeped through the window and saw the accused raping the girl.

The professor will be in jail for 12 years.

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court on Wednesday remanded a 25-year-old unemployed man, Asimiu Adebayo, at the Kirirkiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos for allegedly defiling his cousin.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused in prison custody over the alleged rape of his 15-year-old cousin.

Adebayo, who lives with the father of the victim at the Moricas Area of Agege, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 12 at the accused’s residence.

"She then alerted the other tenants and the accused was apprehended,’’ he said.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The case was adjourned till Nov. 25, for ruling on his bail application.

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