An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos State on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 arraigned a 45-year-old driver, Ganiyu Afolabi, for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 16-year-old girl.
Afolabi committed the offence sometime in May 2015 at his resident in the Meiran area of the state after lured the victim into his room under the guise that he wanted to send her on an errand.
The accused was arraigned by the police on a three-count charge of sexual assault, defilement and attempt to procure abortion, Vanguard reports.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges after it was read to him by the Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias.
The prosecutor, Sgt Jimah Iseghede, stressed that the offence contravened Sections 137, 145 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
in his ruling, the magistrate ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody until September 9, 2015 when the court would rule on his bail application.