An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Thursday remanded a man, Stephen Monday at the correctional centre for allegedly defiling his lover’s four-year-old daughter.
Justice Abiola Soladoye remanded Monday after he took his plea.
The defendant is facing a charge of defilement of a child preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
During the arraignment of the defendant, the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr Babajide Martins, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 14, 2021.
Martins said that the incident took place at about 5am, at No 5, Ayeloja in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The DPP told the court that the defendant allegedly had carnal knowledge of the four-year-old girl.
According to the prosecution, the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty.
Following his plea of not guilty, Martins requested a trial date.
Consequently, Justice Soladoye, ordered that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail.
She adjourned the case till November 9, 2023, for commencement of trial.