An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 29-year-old man, John Edet, in prison for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl.
The Magistrate, Mrs K.O. Doja-Ojo, who did not take the plea of Edet, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Doja-Ojo adjourned the case until Aug. 14 for mention.
Edet, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a charge of defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Peace Chukwudi, told the court that Edet committed the offence on July 9 at 4:00pm at Ilasan community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.
Chukwudi said that the defendant unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the girl.
“The girl complained of pains in her vagina and told her parents that the defendant has been having carnal knowledge of her whenever they were not around,” the prosecutor said.
Chukwudi added that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 137 provides life imprisonment for offenders
Uzodimma To Rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has revealed plans to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.
The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House.
The Governor went on to say that Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot.
The Governor also said that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the State to critically look at the situation and take a decision.
The Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation, while pointing out that his Administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicenter can not be left behind.
The University management through the VC commended the Governor for a job well done so far. She also called on all and sundry to support His Excellency to succeed.