An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded Oyeyemi Omoyele, 36, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, did not take the defendant’s plea and ordered him to be remanded until Jan. 20, for an advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The defendant who resides at 35, Ariyori St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the offence was committed on Oct. 14 at the defendants’ resident.
John alleged that the defendant called the Complainant, a 10-year-old girl, into his room under false pretences of sending her on an errand.
The prosecutor alleged that the defendant shut the door and defiled her.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state, on Monday, remanded a 25-year-old prophet, Adebowale Obaloluwa, in custody over alleged defilement of a 14-year-old girl.
The defendant, who claimed to be a prophet and interpreter of tongues at a branch of Cherubim and Seraphim church, is facing a charge of defilement.
His plea was, however, not taken by the court.
The Magistrate, Mrs C. K Tunji-Carrena, ordered that he should be remanded in the correctional facility in Lagos pending legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
She adjourned the case till Jan. 30, 2020 .
The prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 15, at 1.30a.m. at No. 1, Oduolu St., Baiyeku Area of Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
She said that he lured the 14-year-old, who accompanied her friend to the church, to his sleeping quarters during a prayer vigil and defiled her.
“The girl, however, got home from the vigil and told her mother what transpired.
”The offence contravene Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the prosecutor said.
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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded one Micheal Babalola, 20, who allegedly defiled a minor.
Babalola is facing a two-count charge of indecent assault and defilement, which he pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adedayo, ordered that Babalola should be kept in Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ikoyi, pending when the case would be filed at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 2, at about 2.00 p.m., at BCC Church premises, Idi-araba in Lagos.
Uwadione alleged that the defendant indecently and unlawfully assaulted a 11-year-old girl by forcefully removing her panties.
“The defendant defiled the girl by unlawfully having carnal knowledge of her by blunt penetration,” the prosecutor said.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the alleged offences contravene Sections 137 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The chief magistrate, however, adjourned the case until Nov. 27 for mention.
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An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court will on Thursday (Oct. 24) deliver judgment in a case of Adegboyega Adenekan, a 47-year-old Supervisor of the Chrisland School, Lagos, charged with defiling a two-year and 11-month-old pupil of the school.
Justice Sybil Nwaka gave the date after prosecution counsel, Mr Babajide Boye, and defence counsel, Mrs M. Obifarinde, adopted their final written addresses on Oct. 18.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Adenekan, who was arraigned on Jan. 29, 2018, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of child defilement.
Seven witnesses, including the pupil and her mother, testified for the prosecution, which closed its case on March 14.
Defence provided five witnesses, including Adenekan and the head teacher of the nursery arm of Chrisland School located at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos.
The defence closed its case on June 26.
NAN reports that the prosecution alleges that Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, VGC.
According to the prosecution, the defendant defiled the pupil by having sexual intercourse with her, in contravention of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which provides for life sentence for child defilement.
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Adegboyega Adenekan, a Supervisor at Chrisland School, accused of defiling a pupil of the school has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), accusing the trial judge, Justice Sybil Nwaka, of bias.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Adenekan is standing trial for allegedly defiling a two-year-old pupil of the school.
At the resumption of the case on Tuesday, Nwaka had registered her displeasure at the defence’s delay in filing their final written address after the prosecution and defence had closed their cases respectively.
Addressing Mrs M. Obi-Farinde, the defence counsel, the trial judge noted that the defence had filed a Motion on Notice dated Oct. 14 requesting that she exclude herself from the case as Adenekan had filed a petition against her.
“There is a a Motion on Notice before me seeking that Hon. Justice Nwaka excuse herself from proceedings.
“As part of the Motion, there is also an exhibit which is a petition written by the defendant in the case of defilement against the judge to the NJC.
“This is a 2017 case and we have gone through the rigors of trial and at the point of conclusion, you come up with a Motion.
“I am adjourning till tomorrow, and you will come to court, move your Motion and adopt your final written address. If you are not here, the needful will be done,” the judge said.
Earlier during proceedings, Mr Babajide Boye, the lead prosecutor in the case, informed the court that the defence had delayed filing of their court processes.
Boye noted that the defence filed their final written address on Oct. 15, which was three months after Justice Nwaka had said parties should file their final written address on July 14.
He said the delay on the part of the defence was a calculated attempt to “frustrate and abort” the case.
“The prosecution having waited till no avail filed our written address last week on Oct. 10. My lord, it is a surprise to the prosecution that they filed their written address just yesterday and they are supposed to be the first to file.
“We see it as an ambush and we have filed a fresh final written address and the defence also filed a Motion on Notice dated Oct. 14 and we have filed a counter-affidavit in response.
“It is clear that the defence is trying to stall proceedings, we apply that the right of the defence to reply the final written address be foreclosed,” Boye said.
Obi-Farinde in her response, denied the allegations of the prosecution.
“It is not correct that the defendant just filed its final written address; it was dated Sept 19 and filed on Sept. 20.
“The file was not in court because of the compilation of appeal, the counsel we sent missed the file,” she said.
Obi-Farinde noted that the defence needed time to respond to the prosecution’s final written address, which was dated Oct. 15.
“They (the prosecution) have raised certain issues that we need to respond to. It was not our intent to hold back the court.
“It is in the interest of justice and fair hearing for us to respond to the final written address,” she said.
Nwaka, however disputed the defence counsel’s claim that the file of the case was not in court.
“As at Sept. 19, the file was here in court, that is your lack of due diligence, the file was in this court,” she said.
The judge adjourned the case till Oct. 16 for adoption of the final written address.
NAN reports that Adenekan who was arraigned on Jan. 29, 2018 pleaded not guilty to a charge of defilement of the pupil.
The prosecution alleged that Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos.
According to the prosecution, the defendant defiled the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011 which stipulatess a life sentence for anyone convicted of defiling a child. (NAN)
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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday, ordered the remand in Kirikiri of a 29-year-old man, Afeez Saka, charged with defiling a 10-year-old girl.
The defendant, whose address was not given, was arraigned on a two-count charge of defilement and stealing .
When the charges were read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing but did not deny defiling the minor.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule-Amzat, ordered that the defendant should be remanded in Kirikiri prisons for allegedly defiling the girl.
However, for the second count of stealing, the magistrate admitted Saka to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.
She asked the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Saka committed the offences on Oct. 1 at No. 8, Lisabi St., Old Otta Road, Moshalashi, Alagbado, Lagos.
Emuerhi alleged that the defendant, who was a family friend of the girl’s parents, visited their home when the girl’s parents were not available and had carnal knowledge of the minor .
“In the process he stole a purse which contained the sum of N26,000 and an itel phone valued at N15,000 property of Blessing Omohkwa,” the prosecutor said.
Emuerhi said that the offences contravened Sections 137 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that section 137 provides life imprisonment for defilement.
The case was adjourned until Nov. 11 for mention. (NAN)
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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 52-year-old man, Akinbode Ogunseinde, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Sule-Amzat, refused to listen to the defendant’s plea and ordered that he be remanded in prison until Nov.28 pending the Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.
The defendant, an unemployed man, who resides at 11, Aduragbemi St., Oworonshoki, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, had told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 17 at the defendant’s residence.
Emuerhi said that the defendant called the complainant’s 10- year-old girl to his room on false pretence of sending her on an errand.
“He shut the door at her and defiled her, thereafter, he warned her not to tell anyone.
“The girl told her elder sister who informed their mother. The case was reported at the police station and the defendant was arrested,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)
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An Upper Area Court, Jiwa on Friday, admitted a 39-year-old trader, Okechukwu Okonkwo, charged with alleged defilement to bail in the sum of N500, 000.
The judge, Malam Mohammed Marafa, also ordered the defendant to produce two reasonable sureties who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the matter until Sept.24 for hearing.
Okonkwo of Dei-dei, Abuja was arraigned on Aug. 28 over alleged defilement to which he pleaded not guilty.
At that sitting, following a bail application made by the defence counsel, Helen Ejike, the judge ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison on the said date and adjourned the matter to September 13 for ruling.
The prosecutor, Nkem Uchegbulam had told the court that one Dorcas Sunday reported the matter at Gwagwa Divisional Police Headquarters on Aug.21.
He said the defendant was allegedly caught by one Blessing Oti while he attempted to rape the complainant’s 9-year-old daughter on Aug.16.
The prosecutor said during the police investigation, the minor revealed that the defendant had unlawful sexual intercourse with her on three occasions, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 283 of the Penal Code. .
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The defendant, whose house address was not given, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on defilement of a minor and abduction.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, refused to grant the defendant bail and ordered his indefinte remand in Ikoyi prisons.
She asked the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case until Sept. 19.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, said that the defendant had committed the offences between June 30 and July 4, 2019
Osayande alleged that the defendant abducted the 10-year-old girl at a White Guest House, located at No 32, Awoniyi St., Idi-Araba, in Mushin.
She told the court that the defendant allegedly repeatedly had carnal knowledge of the minor at the guest house for six days.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 137, 141 and 144 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Mohammed, whose address was not provided, is charged with two counts of rape and threat to life.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Akpan Nkem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 27 and Aug. 11, at Awolola Str., Adele Era, Ijanikin area of Lagos.
Nkem alleged that the defendant defiled the minor and threatened to kill her using his charms.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 168 and 56 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomiya, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until Sept.16, for hearing.