Court remands lawyer for defiling 13-year-old girl

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered that a 27-year-old legal counsel, ThankGod Nwedukwu, who allegedly defiled a 13-year-old girl, remanded in Custodial Centre.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo, ordered that he be remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, pending when the case would be filed at the Ikeja Sexual and Court.

The police charged Nwedukwu with defilement.

She adjourned the matter until March 11 for mention.

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 19, about 7. 30p.m, at No. 96, Herbert Macaulay St, Ebute Meta.

He alleged that the defendant defiled the teenager.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state which prescribes life imprisonment for convicts. He pleaded not guilty. (NAN)

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