Man remanded for allegedly impregnating 11-year-old girl

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 42-year-old man,  Muyiwa Shonibare, be remanded for allegedly defiling and impregnating an 11-year–old girl.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje , who did not take Shonibare’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

Kubeinje directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She adjourned the case until April 24 for DPP’s advice.

The police charged Shonibare who resides at Odeyele  Street, Agodo Egbe, Ikotun area of Lagos State, with defilement and indecent treatment of a child.

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The Prosecution Counsel SP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that Shonibare committed the offence between August and November, 2023.

She said that a particular day at midnight  in November, Shonibare  lured the girl to his house, defiled and got her pregnant.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that defilement attracts life imprisonment according to the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2005.

Indecent treatment of a child attracts a seven-year jail term, according to the provisions of Section 135(1)(2) of the law.

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