A 28-year-old teacher, Idowu Daniel, was yesterday remanded in prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old secondary school student. The Chief Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons.
Mrs Sule-Amzat ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. The defendant, who lives at Abule-Egba area of Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant on June 27 at 9:25a.m. unlawfully had carnal knowledge of his student in the Biology Laboratory at Anastasia Comprehensive College, Abule-Egba, Ikeja. According to him, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015. She adjourned the case until October 21.
Meanwhile, a 49-year-old stepfather, Michael Akintayo, accused of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, has been remanded in prison pending legal advice.
The magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take the plea of Akintayo, remanded him in Kirikiri Prison and ordered that the case file be sent to the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
Earlier, the prosecuting officer, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between 2017 and April 2019, at his residence in Railway Compound, Ebute-Meta.
Emuerhi alleged that the defendant had been sexually assaulting his 13-year-old stepdaughter (name withheld) since 2017 by using his finger to penetrate into her private part. She said that the last time the defendant abused her was sometime in May when he called her into his room and fingered her honeypot.
“The victim lodged a complaint at the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) and a petition was sent to the office of the commissioner of police for further investigation,” the prosecutor said. According to Emuerhi, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.