An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a caterer, Kingsley Mfontom,35, who allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl be remanded in a correctional facility in Kirikiri, pending legal advice.
Magistrate P.E Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Mfontom, ordered the police to duplicate and send the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Nwaka adjourned the case until Oct.16 for mention.
The defendant, who resides at No. 75, Olabode St., Off Governor’s Road, Ikotun, Lagos, was arraigned on charges of sexual harassment and defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Christopher John, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in his residence.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 264 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section 261prescribes life imprisonment for convicted offender.