A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Monday ordered that a 28-year-old man, Yakubu Afonla, who allegedly defiled a neighbour’s four-year-old daughter, be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre.
Yakubu Afonla was charged with defilement after he allegedly inserted his penis inside the little girl's vagina. The incident reportedly occured on February 11, 2020, at Balogun street, Iju Ishaga, Lagos.
After listening to the charge against him, Afonla pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat gave the order for the suspect to be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending when the case would be filed at the Ikeja Special and Sexual Offences Court.
Sule-Amzat adjourned the case until May 21.