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Court Remands Welder For Raping Neighbor’s 7 Year Old Daughter In Lagos



An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has today remanded a 51-year-old welder identified as Fatai Amidu, at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of Amidu, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Lagos Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice, while she adjourned the case until Feb. 8 for DPP’s advice.

The defendant, who resides at the Ogombo area of Ajah, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 17, 2022, at No.97C, Okun, Ajah, Lagos, stating that the defendant lured the girl to his room and had sexual intercourse with her.

Akeem in his words said, “He told the girl not to tell anyone. She, however, told her grandmother when she felt pains in her private parts,” the prosecutor said.

Akeem said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, as the section also stipulates life imprisonment for defilement.