A 58-year-old man, Sunday Akpan, is on trial for allegedly raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter
The defendant, a resident of Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos, is facing one count of defilement.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, told Magistrate Mrs K. O. Doja-Ojo of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, that the defendant committed the alleged offence on December 8 at 1004 building, Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos.
She said that Akpan had unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl without her consent.
The offence according to the prosecutor is Punishable Under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant’s plea was not taken.
Chukwudi, however, urged the court to remand the defendant in prison pending the outcome of the legal advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP.
Magistrate Doja-Ojo remanded the defendant in custody and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to DPP for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until January 9.
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