An Ogudu Magistrates Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in Ikoyi Prison of an unemployed, John Owika, for allegedly impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
The Magistrate, T. Akann, who ordered the accused to be remanded in prison, adjourned the case until July 27 to await the advice of the state Directorate of Public Prosecution.
Owika, who resides at Mofowoku Street, Alapere, in Lagos, is facing a count charge of defilement of minor, an offence that carries a 14-year prison term on conviction.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence at his residence sometime in April.
Ihiehie alleged that the parents of the girl noticed some sudden changes in her behaviour and walking steps, which made the girl’s mother confront her daughter.
He said: “The girl’s mother said as she threatened her daughter with a cane she cried bitterly and confessed that the accused, who is their neighbour, has been sleeping with her and she has been having pains in her vagina.