An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 64-year-old herbalist, Taiwo Ilesanmi, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his two nieces.
Chief Magistrates P. E. Nwaka ordered that Ilesanmi should be kept behind bars, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Nwaka adjourned the case until June 13 for mention.
The plea of the defendant was not taken.
Ilesanmi, who resides at No. 2, Kulade St., Abesan in Ipaja, near Lagos, is facing charges of defilement and rape.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendant committed the offences from 2013 to April 2019 at his residence.
John said the defendant had been sexually molesting his two nieces ages 10 and 14 years for six years.
“The complaints who stay with the defendant could not take it anymore, so the 14-year-old, reported the matter to one of their neighbours, who reported it to the police, ” he said.
John said that the girls told the police…