An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old man, Sunday Abraham for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.
The suspect was said to have grabbed the girl while she was returning from an errand. He reportedly dragged the victim to his room where he forcibly had carnal knowledge of her.
Police prosecutor, Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 3 in Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of the state.
He said the offence contravened and was punishable under Section 31 of the Child’s Rights Law of Ekiti State 2012.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the lone count charge of defilement preferred against him.
The Magistrate, Dupe Afeniforo, ruled that the defendant will remain in the prison custody pending the receipt of legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The case was adjourned till April 27, 2018 for mention.