An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered that a 22-year-old, Ekene Jonathan, who allegedly defiled a minor, be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre, pending legal advice.
The police charged Jonathan with defilement.
Chief Magistrate O.G. Ogrey ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Ogrey adjourned the matter until November 18 for DPP advice.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 22 at Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah.
He alleged that the defendant locked the 11-year-old girl and defiled her in his room.
The offence, Olatunde said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.