An Ogudu magistrates’ court in Lagos State yesterday remanded a 19-year-old man, Andrew Chinedu, in prison for allegedly defiling two sisters aged eight and six years.
The magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, said Chinedu was to spend the next 65 days in prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).
Chinedu, an apprentice, who resides in Irawo, is standing trial on a two-count charge of child defilement and sexual assault.
The prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, alleged that the accused committed the offences between the months of June 2018 and Sept. 2018 at Abayomi Street, Irawo in Ajegunle area of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
Ihiehie said the accused lived in the same compound with the parents of the girls.
According to him, when the older of the siblings was questioned, she claimed that the accused normally calls her into his room when her parents were not around to have sex with her.
The prosecutor also said that the six-year-old girl corroborated what her sister said and told the police that the accused always had sex with her whenever their parents were not around and beats them.
The case was adjourned until March 20 for mention. (NAN)