- Prosecutor Ms. Olawunmi Osinbajo told the court that Laval committed the crime on 25 July in Owutu, Agrik District, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
- She said the defendant carried the three-year-old girl to her bedroom while she was playing in the sand outside the house and soiled her.
One Abdulai Lawal was taken to Kirikiri Correctional Facility for allegedly molesting his neighbor’s three-year-old daughter.
An Ikorodu chief magistrate in Lagos state on Wednesday ordered the remand of the 40-year-old unemployed suspect.
According to the prosecutor, Ms Olawunmi Osinbajo, Lawal committed the offense on July 25 in Owutu in the “Agric” area of Ikorodu, Lagos state.
She told the court that the defendant carried the 3-year-old into his room while she was playing in the sand outside the house and defiled her, NAN reported.
She added that when the child’s mother went searching for her daughter and shouted her name, the child emerged from Lawal’s room with blood stains on her leg and clothes.
The mother quickly reported the case to the police, leading to Lawa’s arrest, Osinbajo said. He added that Lawle’s offense was in violation of the Lagos State Criminal Laws (2015).
The Presiding Chief Justice, Mrs. A.B. Olagbegi-Adelabu, did not follow the defendant’s plea, but referred the file to the Lagos State Attorney’s Office (DPP) for legal advice.
Olagbegi-Adelabu also ordered that the accused be remanded in custody pending notice and adjourned the case until September 14 for citation.