Court remands man, 38, over alleged defilement | The Guardian Nigeria News

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[FILES] Magistrate however, remanded him at the Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

A 38-year-old man, Akinwale Akinfolarin, who allegedly abducted and defiled a 17-year-old girl, was on Friday remanded in custody by an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Akinfolarin is standing trial on a three-count charge, bordering on abduction and defilement.

The plea of the defendant was not taken.

The Magistrate, Mr E. O. Ogunkanmi, however, remanded him at the Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

“The plea of the defendant was not taken due to the nature of the offence.

“The defendant is at liberty to seek bail at the high court.

“The defendant is remanded in custody and the case is adjourned till March 23, for DPP’s legal advice,” Ogunkanmi said.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Kenneth Asibor, told the court…



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