An Ikeja, Lagos State Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that two teachers, Samson Banjoko and Olajide Babatunde, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a five-year-old
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola gave the order following a motion moved by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
The magistrate, who did not take the plea of the defendants, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
Tanimola adjourned the case until January 29 .
Earlier, the prosecutor told the court that Banjoko, who resides in Olowora, Berger, while Babatunde lives in Magodo Phase II both in Lagos State, were being tried for defilement
He said the duo committed the offence on December 15 in the school premises located at Magodo Phase 1, Isheri, Lagos.
The prosecutor said the defendants lured the girl into an empty classroom and defiled her.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment on conviction.