An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a father, Michael Abraham, be remanded in prison for allegedly defiled his 12-year-old daughter.
Abraham was remanded alongside his friend Sylvester Dike.
The police charged Abraham and Dike, 35, with three counts of conspiracy, unlawful sexual assault and defilement.
Both defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, remanded the defendants at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Ikoyi, pending when the matter would be filed at the Sexual and Special Offences Court, Ikeja.
Adedayo adjourned the case until Oct. 9, for mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendants committed the offence between December 2018 and Sept. 9, at No. 13, Godmon St., Okota.
He alleged that Abraham defiled his daughter and also invited his friend Dike to take part. Uwadione said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 137 and 263(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.