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Court Remands Man For Allegedly Defiling Five-Year-Old Girl



A man, Ismaila Adamu, has been remanded for allegedly defiling five-year-old girl.

Olufemi Olaleye

Justice Abiola Soladoye of Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, on Wednesday, remanded Adamu, for allegedly ejaculating on the girl.

Adamu was arraigned on two charges of indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault, offences which contravened Sections 135 and 263 (1)(2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

However, he pleaded not guilty.

The Lagos State counsel, Abimbola Abolade, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 25, 2021, on Atan road, Surulere, Lagos.

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Abolade submitted that the defendant deceived the minor by taking off her clothes and pant to ejaculate on her body.

Justice Soladoye ordered that the defendant be kept at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending the hearing of his bail application.

Soladoye adjourned the case until May 9 for a hearing of the bail application.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that a recent Consumer Price Index report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday said Nigeria’s inflation rate has risen to 21.91%.

This is higher than the country’s January 2023 inflation rate which was 21.82%.

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