The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Sule Amzat, has ordered the remand of a 19-year-old housekeeper, Friday Oyedele
who allegedly raped and impregnated a 13-year-old girl in Kirikiri prison.
The order came after the defendant denied committing the offence.
The Chief Magistrates also adjourned the matter for hearing till July 10 until from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advice
The defendant, a housekeeper, who resides at Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, was arraigned for rape.
Earlier, the, prosecutor, Inspector. Benson Emuerhi, informed the court that the offence was committed on January 11, at the house of the victim in Ilupeju area of Lagos.
Emuerhi said that the accused woke as a cook for the victim’s parents.
He told the court that the incident was reported at Ilupeju Police Station by the victim’s mother.
Emuerhi said that the victim, a 13-year-old girl (name withheld) complained of headache and was taken to hospital.
“When she was taken to the hospital for treatment, the doctor confirmed that she was pregnant,’’ he said.
The prosecutor said that the victim told her parents that the accused forcefully had canal knowledge of her and threatened to kill her if she tells anybody.
Emuerhi further said the offence, contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.