Lagos court remands factory worker for defiling teenager

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A 39-year-old factory worker, ThankGod Umana, has been remanded in the Kirikiri Custodial Centre by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.

The Chief Magistrate, B. O. Osunsanmi, on Tuesday, ordered that the suspect be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

The defendant, who resided at 8, Egunjobi Street, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State, was charged with defilement.

The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in April 2022 at his residence.

Akeem said the mother of the victim found out about the alleged crime when she observed that her daughter was keeping to herself.

The prosecutor said, “After much probing, the minor told her mother that the defendant had been sexually molesting her.

“The case was reported at a police station and the defendant was arrested.”

The chief magistrate adjourned the case till August 25 for mention.

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